Happy Easter.
Can you believe how well mom looks?

Linda Smith

First post: Jan 10, 2013 Latest post: Jul 28, 2016
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.  Please write to Linda and the family any time.


On Thursday December 27, Linda started a series of tests to determine what was causing her discomfort in her stomach area. She proceeded to have various tests and procedues leading up to an appointment today with a surgeon who will perform an intense Whipple surpgery.  This surgery will take place Jan 11st by Dr. Mark Callery at Beth Isreal Hospital in Boston.  Linda will be under his care in the hospital for approximately 8 days following the surgery. 

The good news of this horrible news is that the tumor found is operable.  12 % of people with this condition are eligible for this procedure.  Linda is healthy and the location of the tumor has created symptoms which has allowed for early detection.  However, this surgery is not a minor one and recovery and further treatments will be a part of it.

We want to keep you informed via this website and allow for you to post well wishes and offering of strength during this time.

We all will pray for more than the best.

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