Jesse was diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei im January 2002 that stemmed from a ruptured Appendix. This type of cancer is rare, it is aggressive yet slow growing in nature and its just ugly all the way around. What people dont know that it pretty much has the same outcome as that of Pancreatic cancer.
Since his initial diagnosis he underwent a radical operation/heated chemical regimen, multiple debulking surgeries as well as blockages due to all the scar tissue build up.
He is literally in pain every waking minute. Although up until recently it was more from adhesions. The scar tissue has cemented his liver to his diaphragm which of course causes spasms . At the moment the cancer is also attacking other portions of his liver that the specialists cannot get to.
To date, Jesse has had his gallbladder, spleen, numerous amounts of colon, pieces of his liver, spots on his diaphragm and peritoneum removed. His abdomen literally looks like one big peace symbol from all the scars.
Despite the pain and increasing weakness he keeps a smile on his face, still helps others and doesnt complain at all. In fact, because Jesse’s true nature is one that wants to make people smile and just a big comedian he has even gone so far as to have some of his scars tattooed to look like a zipper.
So this is Jesses cancer story. Its now come to the point where he os no longer a surgical candidate therefore other treatment alternatives are being considered.