1

(41 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hello Heather,
My wife Dawn was 47 when she was diagnosed with CC. That diagnosis was done in November of 2005. She was able to have surgery and is cancer free today. I wish you and your husband all the best in this difficult journey.
God Bless,
Richard

2

(61 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Hello Sandie,

My wife Dawn was diagnosed in November of 2005, resection done in January of 2006 and is cancer free. There is hope!

God Bless,
Richard

Congratulations Betsy! Keep the positive outlook. I believe it is key to long term success. I have not posted on the board for a long time. My wife Dawn was diagnosed with a Klatskin

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them." (Revelation 14:13)

Thank you Jeff

You will always be in my hear and mind.

Richard

5

(5 replies, posted in Introductions!)

Keep doing what you are doing Phoebe. Above all, keep the positive outlook, continue to learn, and have regular scans performed. A healthy diet with lots of antioxidant juices is great insurance as well.

Dawn, my wife, is a three year survivor after a liver resection in January of 06.

All the best and God bless.

Richard

I am truely saddened by Peter

7

(10 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

So long fellow Cheese head. 

Many thanks to Jerry for his

8

(10 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Hello Stacie

This is indeed sad news. Peter is one the first people I had communicated with both here and on the JH board almost three years ago.  He has always offered insightful advice and displayed great courage in the face of his illness.  Though his journey here is coming to an end, his memory will live with us all. Thank you Peter.

God Bless

Richard

9

(22 replies, posted in New Developments)

Hello Jeff;
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your words of knowledge, humor and kindness shown to so many of us here on the board.  Dawn and I will pray for success in your continued treatment.

"The King will reply, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' (Matthew 25:40)

God bless you Jeff

Richard

Hi Jeff, I am concerned that once again you are fully engaged in the fight against this insidious foe. I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge experiences with us. Your grit and humor in the face of these difficulties is an inspiration for us all. Our prayers are with you, and the many here that are continuing to daily face this disease. Dawn and I are certainly aware of the pervasiveness of this affliction, and feel much anxiety before every CT scan. But today, we place our lives in our savior

Hello, I

Congratulations on your successful surgery Jean!  My wife

Great news Heather, hope all goes well for you and Lee there. We have some experience with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, it was not involving her CC however. She was diagnosed with Lupus there at Mayo about 12 years ago. The first impression was that it is a bit like an assembly line as you wait and wait in many different rooms for a number of preliminary tests and exams. Everything begins to come together however in a few days as the different teams consult and come together with a diagnosis and an action plan. We used Hotline.com to get a reasonable price on one of the downtown hotels, which makes going back and forth to the clinic very convenient. Dawn

Hello Lisa,

We will pray that all goes well with your liver resection. This is quite the complicated surgery so don

15

(16 replies, posted in Adverse Reactions & Side Effects)

Please excuse any strange spelling - doing this on a blackberry. Dawn had her stent done at Lake Forrest Hospital by a Gastro Dr named Dr. Haddesman. He did a good job and was the person who made the original CC diagnosis.

Best whishes
Richard

16

(8 replies, posted in Introductions!)

I

Hello Sara, here are a set of guidelines from the Johns Hopkins board which I check on a regular basis. These may be of help for a start.


Guidelines for Posting

Dear Friends,
We have provided this site to be a source of information and support for those interested in the management of gallbladder and bile duct cancer.

We are pleased to have your active participation on our site and encourage healthy discussion of the many issues that are posted. Unfortunately, on rare occasions a message will be posted that may be offensive or that personally attacks someone.

We ask for your cooperation in following the guidelines listed here. This will allow everyone to participate and feel comfortable. We will remove postings whose only purpose seems to be to hurt the users of this board or to incite anxiety.

Guidelines:


No rudeness. We encourage differing viewpoints, but express your opinions tactfully. Negative opinions are welcome as long as they are sincere.
No profanity or vulgar language.
No attacks against other users or differing viewpoints.
No posting of multiple messages with the express intent of filling up a chat page or harassing its members.
No advertisements for commercial products (by the manufacturers).
No posting of messages about unlawful activities, including but not limited to the selling or distribution of study drugs, prescription mediciations, or illicit substances.


Richard

Hello Richard,

I have found myself asking many of the same questions that you have expressed over these last almost two years since Dawn

19

(13 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Hello Caroline, it was nice to see you post. I

Dawn had this situation about 6 mos. after her resection. Some abdominal pain was involved as well.  There was never any determination of an exact cause. The thought at the time was that it was caused by scar tissue from the surgery blocking the reconstructed bile duct. New scans were done at that time

Much like your husband, my wife Dawn has sort of

Dawn had her resection done at Rush University Hospital Chicago. Dr Stanton Dodson, a liver transplant specialist that did over 200 Liver transplants in 2005. Another respected gastro surgeon in this area is Dr. Kevin Rogin at the University Of Chicago Hospitals. We have met him and he did some exploratory surgery for Dawn about six month ago

23

(24 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Jules, I am so saddened to here of your fathers

24

(4 replies, posted in General Discussion)

My wife

Hello Lisa,

Please heed Peter