The Big C

Follow this special category if you want to find all the posts about my journey through pancreatic cancer. I found out about it in July 2018 due to an onset of jaundice. The tumor had grown to the point where it pinched my bile duct, and if there’s no bile draining from the liver, some stuff called bilirubin ends up in the blood stream. It made me all yellow, even the whites of my eyes. It’s ironic; jaundice allowed us to catch the cancer at a relatively early stage, so all in all, I’m grateful for getting jaundiced. Ain’t life weird?

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Latest Scan & Blood Test Results

So I’ve had a great time since I last posted. All those good numbers at the other end of that VM protocol treatment really boosted my resolve to recover as much as possible and have as much fun as possible given the pandemic. I retired at the end of 2020. Time to take time for […]

Got the Biopsy

And it will take 3-4 days to get an answer back. Just wanted to let you know that it’s done. It was a really easy procedure, the least difficult of all the other excursions made into my body over the last couple of years. They gave me a lightweight dose of happy juice and lidocaine […]

Nothing Is Ever Simple

I just got back from a blood test, a CT scan and a consultation with my oncologist. My CA19-9 is down quite a bit but the CT scan shows a spot on my liver that wasn’t there in previous scans. I asked whether it could be something associated with the abscess I had on the […]