Topic: Hi I am Terry recently diagnosed with CC
Last April I went jaundiced in two days and went to the emergeny room, I was told then what I had (CC) but ended up in Denver for and official diagnosis and as they couldn't do the stents where we lived, they placed one but didn't have the expertise to do the other. My common bile duct was completely blocked. I had surgery scheduled to remove the CC in the bile duct for June (at that time the doctors believed it to be contained to the duct alone and no sign of spreading). Well I developed necrosing pancreatitus and was life flighted to Denver for treatment. I had extensive surgery to take care of that which was caused from the placement of the first stent down in our local hospital. That recovery postponed the surgery for the CC until October 2nd. Needless to say I was ready for surgery, the doctor got in to remove the bile duct and resect and has found that it has/or already was in the liver. Chemo is my next phase. Don't really know what all to expect and am relying on God to carry me through and get me through each day.
I have 4 young children ages, 8, 10, 12 and 13. I am 54 years old and married with a wonderful wife. I have a lot of support but all this is so new and unknown to me. Look forward to getting to know some others and what to expect with this.