Mar 06, 2004 - 7:53 pm
Hi my name is Jennifer and i was diagnosed with an islet cell tumor of the pancreas 6 months after the birth of my daughter. I had a whipple operation to remove the tumor in september 2003 and have had no additional treatment.The pathology report found that it had gone into one of my lymph nodes.And they said at the time that they are now worried about microscopic disease.I had a ct scan last thursday and they said that a few of my lymph nodes were swollen to 1.5 cm around the liver area. So, I paid to get a PET SCAN on Friday and am waiting for the results. Now I also feel in limbo. I am 33 years old and am facing an uncertain future. I am now waiting for the results of my 6 month post surgery tests; and I am finding it very hard not to feel terribly scared and stressed out.I have been wishing that i could find some other young people to connect with that might understand. I feel sometimes eventhough i am feeling well now, that i have a big C hanging over my head. So many friends and family have been wonderful, but at the same time some friends have proven to be "fair weather friends". I pray my tests go well. I love my husband and my daughter so much, I really dont want to leave them.Sorry for rambeling on. Just one of those days!