In light of many "life challenges and changes", I have received my diagnosis on January 16/19. All in the midst of being a single mother for a daughter (I have 3 children) who really needs me emotionally and financially, upcoming job loss, separation and pending divorce, among other life challenges. But the good news is that I felt something was wrong and finished my research paper for my Masters a couple of weeks before my diagnosis so at least that is a positive. Now to fight this unknown invader. Duodenal resection set for February 7 which may be closer to gaining a prognosis. I refuse to lose the "faith" however, at times it is difficult.