I have to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has called, written, prayed, and otherwise remembered my family and I through this time. I am sorry to anyone who has called me, as I have not returned a single phone call. It is a bit much to deal with right now and I am relying on my family to get information out to those I know and love. As of right now, here is what I know. I have an uncommon form of neuroendocrine carcinoma with a 16cm tumor in my pancreas and a lot of smaller spots on my liver. Being an uncommon form, the treatment plan and discussion on where to go from here has varied and changed a lot but I have doctors at Methodist Hospital, the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic looking at this and together deciding on a plan of attack. I am going into a specialized CAT scan on Thursday to map out the blood vessels around the large tumor to see if they even have a chance of removing any part of it before we start chemotherapy.
Some people had requested my address so they could send cards and that is just fine. Email me at email@example.com and I will give you my mailing address.
I will try to keep everyone updated here. If you are wanting email updates, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add you to the list of people my friend Mark is updating as we get information.
Again, I sincerely want to thank everyone for their love and prayers.
Love always and God's Blessings!