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I am going to start this page up after have a Facebook Page for a long time. I am not going to re-hash his long journey, but for those of you just joining us, David had a total colectomy (removal of his large intestine) in 2007, a liver transplant in 2018, and is now facing an extremely serious medical issue right now.
David likely has cholangiocarcinoma (the biopsies are dueling with each other.) Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of the bile ducts. In David's case, there is no tumor - just bad cells. The location is in his OLD bile duct therefore his new liver is still in excellent shape. There is no metastasis visible on CT scans so this is great news.
We met with the surgical oncologist, nurse practitioner, oncology nurse, and dietician. He will be having the Whipple Surgery on either 2/19 or 2/24 and the surgery will be done with 2 surgeons...His transplant surgeon Dr. Nagai and the surgical oncology specialist Dr. Shah.
I will not be allowed to be with him at the hospital through his surgery. I will only be allowed to be there on the day of surgery to see him before and after. I think this is bothering us the most. This policy COULD change but this is what it is at this point.
Thanks for all of the messages and prayers! Keep them coming, please!