I was diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma in September 2017. A CT in November confirmed I was stage lV with a spot on the liver. I refused to be labelled with a diagnosis or look at any statistics. Instead I began searching for survivors and my focus was and is solely on cutting through this. I also chose to only share this with the special people in my life. My extended family are not aware. This has been my greatest treasure, allowing me to LIVE my life. I don\'t have people asking me all the time how I\'m doing and making me think about it. I have also been fortunate to feel great for the most part as this also makes it easier to not think about it. I have been receiving chemo (gemcitibine and abraxane) since December 2017 as well as complimentary IV therapies and local regional heat treatments. My tumor has shrunk by 75% and my liver enzymes have returned to normal. My biggest challenges have been dealing with the \"system\" and chemo side effects.
How cancer relates to me: