Deb Carlson

First post: Mar 31, 2018 Latest post: Jul 23, 2018
Earlier this  year, I began feeling sharp stomach pain, and on March 30th, after a series of visits, scans, and consultations, received the devastating diagnosis of a very rare pancreatic cancer called "acinic cell carcinoma'.  Less than 1% of pancreatic cancer patients have this form of cancer, and there is no cure.   Additional tests revealed that  the cancer has mutated and spread to my liver.     Went through some chemo treatments, and recent CT scan in early June  showed that the pancreas  spots have not changed, while the spots on my liver multiplied and grew.  I had some extra large lymph nodes all around that are about half the size.  Exploring a different chemo treatment in the near future.

I am a Warrior Chick, and am fighting for time with my loved ones and for every moment to enjoy the people and world around me.   I remain hopeful as I continue to be taking care of myself and spending time with everyone, and now must balance that with chemotherapy, doctors appointments, the side effects of medication and chemo, and continued pain. 

I appreciate the love and support from everyone.  I am trying to keep up with text and email responses, but know that I just am not able to respond immediately most of the time.

Friends and family helping me update this page, so please check for updates.  Thank you for your friendship and support - it means the world to me.  


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