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My StoryLast updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
On Monday, July 31, I had surgery for appendicitis. The appendix had perforated, and the surgery took twice as long as anticipated. At the time, the surgeon indicated there had been some indications of complications, but was waiting for a pathology report. We also learned that I have a tumor in the back part of my pancreas.
Following further tests, we learned that both the appendix and the pancreas were cancerous. The appendix is a particularly rare form, and the pancreas turned out to be an entirely different instance. It is also rare to have two primary cancers. We also discovered a metastasized tumor in the fifth cervical vertebra in my neck.
As of November 8, I have already completed a series of radiation treatments on my neck, and have now begun chemotherapy for the two abdominal cancers.
I am so grateful for the love and prayers and friends that surround me. I know things will be OK.