Hello my name is Chris. My father in law was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma(mets to the abd) in August of 2005. After a 19 month rollercoaster ride, he is now dealing with septic shock-with an initial WBC of 43(the highest I have ever personally heard of). Through the grace of God, he is responding to antibiotic therapy and hopefully will once again return home to further fight his battle and experience a better quality of life. Cancer is not new to Dan. This is his fourth primary cancer. He has been told before that his days were numbered. Each time he overcame the odds, resulting in a stronger man-maybe not physically but spiritually. He has a passion for life like no other. Even on his darkest days, he awakes wondering how he can be of service to others, unconcerned about his own physical wellbeing. I have yet to meet a better rolemodel. This man has taught me things that my own father was incapable of teaching-and for this I am ever so grateful.
I chose not share each heartache and milestone in this post, but our family has experienced enough to write pages and pages. I will be happy to share what we have dealt with to anyone that has questions or comments. We have been to numerous different doctors, dealt with different types of medication/treatments, mets, stents, chemo, radiation, TPN, anemia, ulcers, infections, edema, low albumin levels, drains, fluid in the lungs, cardiac abnormalities, internal bleeding, organ failure, etc. If I can be of any help to anyone out there feel free to contact me via email or this site.
Good luck to all,