On June 26 my life partner entered the hospital for a series of tests to determine the nature of a mass somewhere near her liver. She was discharged on July 3 with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The specific diagnosis was and remains a pancreatic neuro-endocrine tumor. That type of tumor (P-net) is the best of the worst news as it is the more treatable form of pancreatic cancer. It was made famous by Steve Jobs. I will be writing quite a bit over the next days, weeks, months about how lives change in heart beats, how hope can be forced into existence, and how families and friends shore up fragile spirits. Surgery is scheduled for August 9 and optimism must be the order of that day, of all days leading up to that day, and of all days after that day.
I will keep you posted.