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2/28/2017 Latest post:
Everything started in January, 2017, just not feeling like myself and feeling fatigued, lots of long naps (very uncharacteristic of me and I thought I was in a depression) I started having a lot of heartburn so I started a dose of Prilosec. Several days later I noticed discoloration in my urine and stopped the Prilosec. I went to my family physician after a few days and they treated me for a UTI with a high dose 5 day antibiotic. After several days, nothing had changed. On February 2, 2017, I noticed severe yellowing of my eyes (jaundice) and called them back, they immediately sent me for labwork. My billirubin was elevated and my liver enzymes were high. We spent a weekend in quarantine thinking I had contracted some form of hepatitis or mono. All of this time, I have had zero pain.
After the weekend tests came back negative and since I was feeling well they thought it was a virus. Repeated bloodwork showed all levels doubled so off for a CT on 2/8,. That will be a birthday I will never forget (2/7/17 age 53) Almost immediately after the CT I received a call they see a blockage and I need to head straight to the ER.
Original thoughts were that I had gallstones, an ERCP and a EUS were scheduled, cancer markers were high and everything pointed to Pancreatic cancer, All biopsies were inconclusive, Almost 3 weeks later and day to day changes, another hospitalization due to infection, we are still seeking complete answers.
I appreciate your thoughts and prayers as I travel this journey