Topic: CC patient just found this site
I am glad to have found you all. I am a 49 yr old wife and mom to a 24 yr old and an 18 yr old. I was diagnosed in May of this year. I am very blessed to live 3 1/2 hours away from UAB, which a great hospital. I had a resection in June, in which they removed the bile duct areas, my gall bladder, and 60% of my liver. I got an infection the first week out and spent 35 more days back in the hospital. I've had three external drains, two at one time, and now have one at home. My leak refuses to heal so far, which is annoying. I am going for a second opinion with the oncologist at UAB. My local one felt I should because he wasn't sure of the best course for me. I can't have radiation because of my unstable surgical areas I guess.
I am completely at peace with my situation, which I imagine because I am a Christian and know I will see my family and close friends again. I do hope I can live for many more years so I can see my kids married and have grandchildren. I will ask questions I have about other topics on the other discussion boards. To all other new people, I say, never give up hope!!!