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2/9/2016 Latest post:
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.
In April of 2014, at the age of 47 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. After having a colonoscopy, doctors discovered a golf ball tumor in my colon. I preceded to have a colon resection and 12 rounds of chemotherapy. I finished this bout in October of 2014. In June 2015, my CEA blood test came back extremely high. After a CAT scan, it was discovered the cancer had metastasized to some lymph nodes as well as my liver. The guided biopsy confirmed my cancer was indeed back with a vengeance. Prognosis given was that without chemo I could live another possible 18 months and with chemo would be another possible 4-5 years. I've opted to continue the fight against cancer as I'm not ready to quit. Currently I'm on round number 15 and I'm continuing to explore other options with the UW Carbone Clinic. I have some good days and some not so good days but that's why I just take it one day at a time.