Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Great News

Last November my FIL had his gall bladder removed and never felt 100% so the doc did some tests.

FIL was diagnosed with cancer of his duodenum. He had surgery to have it removed hoping that the cancer was just located in one place.

Alas - no. He was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer and had to undergo chemo.

Skip to six months later, we found out that that my FIL is cancer free.

Very rare. He said that they caught the cancer very early. He did loose 100 pounds and apparently it got a little scary because he was losing a pound a day. Last week they all went to the coast for a quick weekend get-away and he actually felt hungry. We're all very happy the doctors were able to cure him.


Jen da Purse Ho said...

I'm so glad he's cancer free. That is truly awesome!!

Susanne said...

Wow, my mom had the same thing three years ago and she was fortunate they caught it early too and did not have to have chemo or radiation. She came through the whipple surgery very well.

Glad to hear he is doing so well. It is such a blessing when they do catch it early.