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(6 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Thanks to all for your support & kind notes.

Michele:

So sorry to hear about your "Tom".  My sincerest sympathies.  How are you holding up?

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(6 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

My Dad was diagnosed in August of 2007 and underwent a partial liver resection and removal of the gallbladder in October of 2007.  He recovered quickly as he was walking the day after surgery and home in 4 days.  The Doctors were amazed!!!  Unfortunately they were not able to remove all of the cholangiocarcinoma and it spread to the nearby lymph nodes.  He then went on to chemotherapy and was doing well until January 2008 as tumors appeared on his side where the stent and tube was placed prior to the surgery to reduce his bilirubin count (note it took the radiologist two separate occasions to get the tube through the bile duct).  The tumors were cancerous and recurrent cc.  The doctors could not remove all the tumors and would require a chest wall resection which there was only a 5% chance of removing all of the cancer.  We decided on radiation and a new form of chemotherapy but he never had a chance to try it.  A week after we received the bad news regarding the recurrent cancer Dad started having severe stomach pains, he stopped eating and his stomach started to fill with fluid