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Rae Jean Reck
Mar 15, 2017 Latest post:
Nov 18, 2017
I was just diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma), which has spread to my liver. I have one large, egg shaped tumor in the middle of my pancreas (80% chicken egg size), 10+lesions in my liver (1 cm ish), and it is wrapped around all of the blood supply under my pancreas. It’s kind of a mess. I’ve been to the best surgeon at Stanford, but once it was confirmed it had spread to my liver,surgery is now NOT an option….
I have an outstanding Oncologist tied in to Stanford. I start Chemo on Wednesday (3/8). They will hit me hard and I am prepared. This might sound strange if you don’t know me well... I feel empowered. People want to know how I am doing. I answer – "I feel solid" and I do. I have felt and somewhat anticipated every step of this journey…….until I heard “spots on your liver”. I’ll write more about that and other things later.
I am spiritually sound most of the time. I pray often and I focus on the future always! The abundance of love I am receiving is completely over whelming to me. I am so blown away. This is a gift and blessing and it is called CANCER. I don’t expect that to make sense to anybody. I am grateful you are in my life.