Topic: my grandfather
My grandfather was diagnosed with this terrible disease last week. It came as a total shock to everyone. He has also been a very healthy , strong, independant man. He went to his yearly checkup last December and all his bloodwork and tests came back fine. A couple of days later he came down with what we thought was the flu. After battling that for a few weeks he started to turn a horrible shade of yellow. He went to the doctor and he said he didn't know, so they sent him for an ultrasound. That came back fine so he had a cat scan. That showed a blockage but even them they were not sure what it was. They put a stent in last week to try and help with the jaundice, but that didn't help. Yesterday we thought we had a bit of good news-the doctors were going to do chemo after they initially said they would not. The stent they put in last week was not working so they put a different one in yesterday that drains outside of his body. They found out when they put that one in the cancer had spread too far and that no treatment would work. They have only given him 1-2 weeks to live and have advised us to call in hospice. My grandfather is 80 years old-he has 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. This is a horrible horrible disease. I am sorry to rant so much but this is the first place I can vent my feelings.