In early February 2018, there was some notable development of my cancer, so I decided to withdraw from the TAS120 trial. Pat and I traveled to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation’s Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah by means of the California Zephyr Amtrak train and route from Effingham, Illinois. We reconnected with several cholangio pals and advocates, and then flew to Las Vegas to devote a couple of days with Pat’s son, Tom. Pat and I returned residence for about six days, and then jetted off to the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa for a week.
Right after that month of traveling, it was time to get back to needles and doctors’ visits. Pat and I returned to Houston. I began the FF10502 trial, a Fujifilm trial, in March. By June, that trial wasn’t functioning either, and I was feeling worse, so I withdrew from that trial.
In the course of the final week of June, Pat and I drove from Houston to Gulf Shores, Alabama to devote a week on the beach with my girls and their households. We drove back to Houston just after that and decided to return residence to choose what my subsequent actions could be.
I could inform my physique was receiving tired, mentally and physically. As most cancers do, particularly when you reside as lengthy as I have, my cancer is becoming significantly less responsive to remedy. Life is receiving a tiny tougher, but I am not in a lot of discomfort. I have been fortunate to not know what critical discomfort is.
What I appear forward to in life is seeing my kids, my grandchildren, spending time with my household. My daughter, Jennifer, is a gestational surrogate for some pals, and I am searching forward to the birth of that infant later this week.
At the time of my diagnosis, the medical doctors told me I had a five% possibility of living six months. Fortunately, we decided to get a second opinion at M.D. Anderson. Now, seven years and 5 months later, I have been in a position to practical experience so considerably. All 4 of my daughters are married with two kids. Life has been a stunning journey. Even though I am only 53, I really feel like I’ve lived as considerably as several 100-year-olds, and I’ve had the time of my life.
I am not accepting guests, and I seldom return calls or messages. Please respect my family’s and my privacy throughout this time. If you would like to send a card or letter, please send it to me at: Patty Corcoran, 4442 N. Suntone Road, Olney, Illinois 62450.
This journey has been so considerably a lot easier mainly because of my faith. Even when occasions have began to get a tiny dark, I can rest assured my life is in God’s hands. I will continue to leave it in God’s hands, mainly because he’s carried me this far on my journey.
In closing, I want individuals to comprehend that this is just a rapid update, and that this is not the finish… however.