I thought I would take a moment and post a progress report on my fight against pancreatic cancer.
The first batch of chemo medicine did no have the effect that we wanted. It stopped the new growth of the tumor, which is a good thing, but we need it to reverse the growth and make the tumor shrink away from the blood vessels to they can attempt surgery. So, they have change me to a different cocktail to see if that one works any better. The new one has a lot less undesirable side effects, but I have only had 2 treatments, so it is too early to tell if it is making a difference or not. Once I have 4-5 treatments under my belt, I will go for a CT scan to see if it is making the tumor shrink.
I have no words that can truly express my appreciation for all the support, prayers, thoughts, kind words, and donations I have received. I had no idea that there were so many folks in the CBG community that are pulling for me. I am truly thankful, and humbled to the point of tears. I feel like I can beat this thing, especially with so many people rooting for me. I want to get back to building CBGs and pickups, and all the other things I love.
Thanks again for all your support, it means more to me than you will ever know.
We're here for you, Go win this!
Thanks for the update Dan. Stay strong and know that the thoughts and prayers of many folks are with you.
You have friends in your corner
Dan....sorry I haven't been writing much....once weather gets nice my online time cuts way back....hope new treatment yields better results
Best wishes for you Dan and for your wife, as for her it might be even harder than for you. Try to enjoy the little pleasures when you have the force for it. «non mollare» I learnt from an old italian lady, «never give up!»
Kick it's butt, Dan! Look forward to meeting you in person someday...