I have to thank everyone here on this site from the bottom of my heart, because if it weren't for the words of support and prayers as well as all of the family support, I don't know how I would have gotten through it.
Update on Norbert:
No words can describe the immense grief, sadness and loneliness that I feel in having to tell people that Norbert passed away on Sept 26. I set up a fund in memory of Norbert to support my sister-in-law for her ongoing battle against this horrific cancer. I will continue to fund raise for her until she passes. And then I will turn my efforts to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.
I'd like to share what was written by my sister on my facebook page the day before I buried him:
Tomorrow morning, after 21 years of marriage, and having raised 3 boys, a stepson and a stepdaughter, my sister Olga will lay her beloved husband, Norbert Wierszewski, to rest. He was struck quickly and devastatingly with a cancer that took over his body with a merciless force, but which did not, could not, take over his spirit. In his final months I watched as his family and loved ones rallied around him continuously, determined to slow the fleeting days by infusing them with loving memories. It didn't work; the time flew by, and he was gone so quick.
I learned something that I didn't know a few months ago... it's at these times that we brace ourselves for loss, by filling our hearts with gratitude for the days we have left to share. And I'm grateful for that.
We'll miss you Norbert. Rest in peace, and thanks for the memories.
I go on with the support of a wonderful family, mine and his, both. I move forward by doing everything I can for my brother and his wife.
Update on Angeles:
She went to 3 facilities here in Michigan and flew out to MD Anderson this week. All 4 places gave her the exact same treatment options, systemic chemo, gem/Cis. She flew back yesterday and went directly from the airport to the hospital. She was in pain and nauseated with vomiting. After a scan confirmed that the tumor has enlarged and may be invading the stent, they admitted her for the weekend. I told my brother to take a week off of work so that I can take them on a week trip wherever they want before starting chemo. I will take to my grave the regret that I was never able to take my beloved Norbert on the trip that he wanted to take. I don't want my brother having the same regrets.