It's been a little while since I posted,
Just a little background on my dad ; he was diagnosed with extrahepatic cc back in late march 2013 , had Whipple surgery May 6. Recovery was hard the first few weeks after surgery but my dad is doing a little better every day , he no longer uses a cane to walk around and his incision has healed very well. lost 10 pounds after surgery but he is not losing weight , his appetite is coming back again . I though since he had type 2 diabetes that healing was going to be slow but he healed very fast, no complications as of yet. ( Fingers crossed)
We saw the oncologist about 2.5 weeks ago and my dad's cc is Stage 1 , 10 lymph nodes taken out and one came back abnormal.
The bad news oncologist told us it that pathology revealed NeuroEndocrine cancer/tumor was found in the abnormal lymph node. They are very surprised and did not expect this , they dont know where it came from .
Once again we are going through this , he just came out of surgery not so long ago and now this?!!
I'm very , very sad I feel horrible that my dad is going through so much . My dad hasn't really said much about this , all he says is that if that is what God wants then he is ok with it . I feel in a way that he wants to give up and that breaks my heart ( or whatever little I have left , since it has been broken ever since first diagnoses) ;(
I work in a medical office and the specialist I work with told me that that seems very strange and that I should send pathology slides for second opinion which I already did. We sent them to the Mayo clinic 1.5 weeks ago , the nurse from my dad's pcp told me today that Mayo already received them but now they are requesting more records/reports and slides. I don't know if we should take that as good news or bad, maybe they don't see anything? I pray to God that they say he is clean !!
My dad is scheduled to get a Brain MRI, PET scan and abdominal ct scan these next few days to see if they see any spread . I just don't understand why they didn't see this before.
I will keep everyone updated.
Thanks for listening