Mar 07, 2010 - 6:22 pm
I am 56 years old white female. This is my first post. I was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Gall Bladder cancer: Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma, Favor Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreaticobiliary Primary Site of Orgin. My husband and I are still in shock and trying to process it. We went to Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA to one of the best surgeons who is very aggressive surgically with Cancer. They told me my gall bladder cancer had spread to other lymph nodes, liver, upper gastrointestinal track and was inoperable. I started an aggressive Chemotherapy last week of Gemcitabine and Cysplatin injections. I have been told I have 10 months at best. It is all so hard to comprehend. My husband and therapy dog never leave my side. They are managing the pain with drugs but my fear is that my family and friends will see me suffer.
Unfortunately, so far I have read that chemotherapy has not been found to work very well
I found this quote that may bring some of you some peace as it has for me: “When you have come to the edge Of all light that you know And are about to drop off into the darkness Of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or You will be taught to fly”
May God Bless us all...