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8/1/2017 Latest post:
July 13, 2017 was a life-changing day when I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that had metastasized to my liver. Officially, I have Stage IV pancreatic cancer with a life expectancy of 1-2 years. I have had one session of chemotherapy and it was rough from the start. I am still trying to figure out a compatible diet to go with my diagnosis and chemo treatments that have altered my eating habits drastically. So far, I have figured out that fats and sugars are not welcome in my gut; and bland, white bread foods work best. I have had an outpouring of love and support since July 13th. My family have encircled me with pure love and real assistance, my co-workers at Post have expressed their concern and support, and my church family have been my heart, hands and eyes helping at home, when my family returned to their homes. I am generally feeling good from Monday to the next Tuesday after my chemo treatments with some days better than others. My next chemo treatment is Wednesday, August 2, and will continue every other week for the next 6 months. I will keep you posted as I am able at least weekly. Thank you to all my family and friends for your genuine love and positive energy. I intend to fight this disease with everything I've got, and when I have nothing left, I will draw strength from my faith in Christ who has already felt my pain and suffering and overcome them both. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.