My name is Russ and my mother, 63, was just diagnosed with this disease. I have a feeling they've known this for a week or so and just hadn't told her. The cancer is blocking both bile ducts now. About a week ago, a stent was placed in one of the bile ducts. Within three days, her eyes were yellow again. The oncology department won't even see her because they say there is nothing that they can do for her. She was told that a surgeon would call her tomorrow, but the doctor she saw today said that surgery doesn't seem like an option. They were unable to insert a new stent today for some reason.
I just turned 30 on Friday. My father died a few years ago. I have no grandparents left. After my divorce, this woman took me back in her home and has supported me while I get back on my feet. She's a great woman and I don't want to face life without her.