Lori Ritz

First post: Jun 24, 2022 Latest post: Jul 12, 2022
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

In October of 2020, our mom was diagnosed with Stage 2 Pancreatic Cancer.  She underwent several months of Chemo and had major surgery to remove the cancer from her body.  In June of 2021, she was declared Cancer Free!  As a family, we felt blessed and overjoyed that our mom had done it and survived the battle that is never easy on anyone. 

In March of 2022, Mom underwent her standard 3 month checkup screen.  We waited several weeks to get the results of her test and when they came back we were told her cancer had come back.  Unfortunately due other previous cancer diagnosis, they told us it was Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer and it is considered terminal.   To say we were in shock was an understatement.  But we did not give up and we started researching places that were treating this particular disease that had success rates with it that were not of the standard chemo route.    We looked at many options from Mayo to a doctor in Texas to the Oasis of Healing in Arizona.   We presented mom with all of the options and let her make her final decision on where she wanted to get her treatment, our Mom choose the Oasis of Healing in Arizona and that is where we are at now.  

We are gonna use this journal as a source of information for all of our friends or family so they know how mom is doing.  We also encourage everyone to write mom personal messages of strength and courage to help her on her way.