Topic: Introduction/ Cholangiocarcinoma
My name is Gary Worden and I was diagnosed with CC in Dec. of 2007. It was a small tumor located distally in my bile duct. I had a Whipple which ended in clean margins. The day after my surgery I developed an infection and was dilusional for 10 days. This resulted in my stitches ripping out and required a woujd vac for 3 months to heal my abdomen.I have had many infections,drains since original surgery, still have a drain for a leak from my pancreas and a couple of hernias. Received partial chemo and radiation and then stopped because of continual infections. Currently I am on Gemzar because my CA-19 was slightly elevated again. I will have surgery in early Feb. 2009 for hernias and to repair leak. Thanks for listening to me!