My name is Shelby and my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 bile duct cancer in September. She has been through hell the last six months trying to figure out what was causing her liver enzymes to be so high. She has had numerous procedures to unblock her bile ducts. She currently has 3 drains and they have removed the bags to see if the bile will drain on its own. The cancer is intrahepatic and is in two lymphnodes in the liver. She is not a candidate for surgery at this time. Her oncologist will be checking her bilirubin levels on Monday and if they are low enough she will be able to start chemo next week. She and my dad moved from Florida to Baltimore to live with me and so she could go to Johns Hopkins Hospital.
I am so excited that I found all of you. The support is what we need right now. Also I am excited to read all of your stories and learn new information that may help my mom further in extending her life as much as possible. She is a fighter and so far shows no signs of giving up.
Thanks in advance for letting me share.