- Oct 25, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear this. :( Hoping he has a successful surgery and ends up cancer-free.Today has been quite something.
My dad has been in the hospital for about a week due to what we first suspected was acute pancreatitis. This morning he had another scan and my mother told me it is an exocrine tumor. She was completely beside herself and couldn't tell me much more. She, like me, has an MD but she is a psychiatrist who hasn't worked in almost a decade, so her knowledge isn't quite up to date.
I live in another country and did spend almost the entire day trying to get a hold of the treating physician so someone could tell me what exactly is going on. Turns out that while it is bad, it is the better kind of bad. They are going to whipple him tomorrow and expect to fully remove the tumor which is about the best outcome one can hope for in this case. Part of me still wants to take the next flight home but there is nothing I can do about it and my dad will undergo major surgery and be out for a few days. We are also really understaffed at the moment since three of my co-workers are sick.