Topic: Living with the consequences
My name is David.
I was diagnosed with a Cholangiocarcinoma in Aug of 2004. I was sent to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN and had surgery in early Sept. I had 5/8ths of my liver removed along with the gall bladder, common bile duct and local lymph nodes. So far there has been no evidence that the cancer spread beyond my liver.
I was wondering if any of you have had trouble with Anemia. I have been having trouble with chronic anemia for the last several months and we have not yet determined why.
Since Jan. 2005 I've also experience a sharp pain under my ribs just to the left of my sternum. The timing of the pain is totally random and only lasts for about 30 seconds but it can be a very long 30 seconds at times. Does anyone else experience this and have you found any relief for it. My Doctor has no explanation and tells me I may just have to learn to live with it. DT