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Linda Leetch Laquaglia
Nov 16, 2016 Latest post:
Nov 28, 2017
In June 2016, after dealing with indigestion and a strange rash, I cancelled my Friday blood donor appointment. I woke up jaundice on Sunday.
I was sent to the hospital from the medical center I was at to another hospital. I spent the night there but they transferred me to another hospital the next day.
I was was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer and spent two weeks in the hospital. This past Monday was my 8th chemo treatment. I am praying this is my last one. The treatment I am receiving is very aggressive because this cancer is very aggressive. My daughter said that's ok mom because you're aggressive too!
My doctor is shocked I have not lost my hair. He asked what I was doing. I told him I'm stubborn at a DNA level. When I found out I was going to have chemo, I told my hair it was not allowed to leave me. It's thinning but I still have a full head of hair.
I spend an entire day at the oncology office and then I have a doggy bag of chemo attached into the port implanted in my chest and continue receiving chemo at home for two days. I'm pretty much wiped out but get about two good days before I get my next round of chemo two weeks later. I also go back the week in between for blood work.
Next will be another MRI to recheck some suspicious lesions on my liver. They biopsied them once before and, thank God, came back non cancerous but we don't know what it is. I already told my doctor if they have to do another liver biopsy, they either need to put me to sleep or tie me down. Seriously. Unless the cancer has spread to the liver, I'll be going through radiation and have a Whipple surgery.
I want to thank all my friends and family that have been so supportive. I don't know what I would have done had I not had Christopher at home to help me. He is literally taking care of everything for me. My Ally Family has been fantastic! I could not have a better support team and I love and pray for you daily.
Thanks for stopping by my page. I appreciate all the support and prayers. A special thanks to my sister-by-choice since 1979, Monica, for setting up this site for me. God bless each of you.