I was diagnosed two years ago, August 2, 2011. I felt very poorly for months. I went to physicians in my hometown and was given no explanation for my symptoms. By happenstance, I was able to get an appointment at a large research hospital and was diagnosed with a mass on my pancreas within about 24 hours. I received seven months of chemotherapy and radiation, then surgery a month later to remove almost all of my pancreas. We lived out of state for almost nine months.
I am now over two years out from diagnosis. I have a daughter with congenital heart disease. Serving God and being here for her and my husband are my upmost priorities. One of my physicians said I should send you my name and pic...I am a survivor!