Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's Localized

More Scans and a Procedure

They did a PET scan today to determine how far the cancer has spread and, thankfully, the tumor is localized just on my pancreas. It was an answer to prayer. Currently, the tumor is too large and has covered a vein running through the pancreas; surgery is not possible ... yet. They want the tumor to shrink and, if it shrinks enough, surgery to remove the tumor can happen. Tomorrow, they'll put in a mediport which will allow them to draw blood and make chemotherapy much easier.

The good news are that I'm in very good shape and young enough to endure all the therapies that are coming up, the tumor is localized. The reality is that this is not a good cancer; it's aggressive and most do not survive. I'm really in His hands.

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