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. On March 5th, 2020, at 7:30 a.m, I will be having surgery at UCSF. After quite a few years of pain and hospitals, we have found a group of surgeons that are going to "make me all better". Dr Posselt will be leading a team to perform a Total Pancreatectomy with Auto Islet Transfer. Big words....but a piece o' cake!! The surgery should take between 10 and 12 hours. I so appreciate all of your good thoughts and prayers. Talk to you soon!