Topic: Introducing myself- a new user
My name is Judy. In July 2005 I was diagnosed with gall bladder cancer which was incidentally picked up when having gall stones removed. After 6 months of chemo and an all clear I was diagnosed with CC when I had rapid onset of jaundice in December 2006. This was on my husband's birthday- great present huh? Since then I have been almost consistently receiving chemo and at present I am having chemo and radiotherapy in combination. It is now 2 years down the track since I heard the word "inoperable". The doctors sa I am doing great. I am generally well except for persisitent blockages which are cleared with stents every so often and I suffer from chronic itchiness. My liver funtion tests are never nomal but CT scans indicate no metasteses. I am in general very positive (although I do have my moments) and my family, particularly my husband, is very supportive. I have worked through this whole ordeal and my work colleagues think I am superwoman. In truth I think I would wallow in self pity if I stayed home. Work occupies my mind even when I am not feeling well. We even had a holiday in Europe for 4 weeks against the doctors advice- but all went well. This is an insidious and horrible disease and although I am generally strong, every so often I wonder when it will finally take hold and my time will be up. I dearly want to survive the 1st 5 years post diagnosis.