Topic: Biopsy Results Confirmed Colangiocarcinoma Yesterday
The Monday before Thanksgiving -- Nov 25th -- was my first symptom that something was not right. By Wednesday, Dec 4th I was in full Jaundice, and on Sunday the 8th I took myself to get some blood labs to be able to take to my doctor. More lab work on Monday and Tuesday led to an Ultrasound and a CT Scan on Wednesday and an ERCP on Thursday the 12th to put a stent into my Common Bile Duct (CBD) through the Ampule. This relieved the block of my CBD and started to bring me back to 'normal'. The biopsy from the ERCP took about ten days to return and it was equivocal, so we went to the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) last Monday, Dec 30th, for an Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) with fine-needle aspiration. The EUS showed a 26x28mm tumor on the head of my pancreas that is possibly invading my CBD and my Superior Mesenteric Vein. I'm going back to UCH on Jan 10th for a detailed 3D scan of my pancreas and a discussion with Dr. Edil about the surgery option.
I just celebrated my 76th birthday. My stay at Mercy Hospital in Durango is the first time I've spent a night in a hospital since 1958. I'm in vigorous good health (except for this!) doiing Yoga and Nia dance (see nianow.com), cross-country skiing and bicycling. I'm also just about to receive my Certificate as an Energy Medicine practitioner at the end of this month -- just in time to help me with my healing!!