A voicemail from the man himself! Well, some optimistic news around that. He talked to the radiologist as well as had a look at the scan. This is a guy who has done many Whipple and GI procedures over the years so we trust his opinion / assessment. He thinks its post op fluid or perhaps a small cyst, but he too doubts its more duodenal cancer. He also emphasized, even if it was, the protocol we are doing now (chemo and radiation) is what we would want to do if it were worst case scenario. So some welcome news.
Meanwhile, the nausea and cramps continue to be really bad for Kathleen right now. She is down to 9 more radiation treatments before getting a month off to recover and prepare for round 2 when the heavy duty chemo concoction starts. But she is pushing through and determined to get through 28 blasts. The TPN is keeping her weight stable as she is not really able to eat anything.
Also just want to say a BIG, BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has called, emailed, posted your thoughts and encouragements. They really do help us get through this tough time. Keep em coming when can, we love them!