As many of you know my younger brother died of colon cancer in late April. He was only 49 years old.
Two weeks ago I woke up with a distended belly and severe pains in my midsection. A CT scan revealed I have Stage IV pancreatic cancer that has spread to my liver and lymph nodes. My oncologist wants to begin chemotherapy treatments Tuesday but we need to get my kidneys functioning at least 50 percent first.
Best case scenario if my cancer responds to the chemo is I have two to three years to live. The problem is pancreatic cancer is a sneaky bastard and whacks you upside the head with no warning. Worst case: if the cancer doesn’t respond I have only a few weeks left.