Welcome to the CaringBridge website for Bill Gurley. If you are reading this post, you are dear to us and this is where we will keep you informed. So that all who visit might have the same information, I will give you a synopsis of how we got to this place.
Bill Gurley—husband, father, musical force of nature and friend has bile duct cancer. Cholangiocarcinoma as it is officially know, is a serious and potentially devastating disease. In Bill’s case, his tumor is blocking the common bile duct causing symptoms that demanded attention. Not all who have this cancer are as fortunate in that regard.
In sharing his diagnosis with life long friends, we were strongly encouraged to seek care at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore where the surgery for this condition has been done thousands of times. We were put in touch with the Chief of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Dr. Jin He. An evaluation of Bill’s case was done and we are headed for surgery Monday, October 4th.
As Dr. He put it, this surgery and recovery with probable chemotherapy is a marathon. Through it all, we count on and appreciate your support.