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9/8/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to Clarke's CaringBridge website. We are using this site to keep everyone updated and informed.
At the beginning of 2016 Clarke began experiencing pain in his sides. He attributed it to catching a snowblower from falling out of his truck. But, after no relief, he began a series of doctor appointments. He was eventually diagnosed with facet arthritis and went through a procedure to burn a nerve in his back, which offered some relief. However, the relief was short lived. He began having gastro-intestinal issues and the side pain came back. Clarke began loosing weight at an alarming rate and lost his appetite. This started a whole new series of doctor appointments and a variety of new tests. In August, during a CT scan, a mass was found on Clarke's pancreas. Further testing determined it to be cancerous and Clarke was officially diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer. We appreciate your support, positive thoughts, and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.