I'm surviving Stage IV Pancreatic cancer (acinar cell) and just got another CT scan showing now evidence of disease! AmA!
Edit: title should say “NO” not “NOW”
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July of 2015, and classified Stage IV in October of that year. I underwent a distal pancratectomy and splenectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation (with more chemo) over the following 18 months. I had no evidence of disease from January 2016 to April of 2018, when a recurrence was found on my liver. In September I had a liver resection and have been doing more chemo to try and wrap things up, and things seem to be going alright.
Through my journey I've tried adjunctive therapies which I feel were helpful with symptoms if nothing else. I've also worked hard to ease my fear of death and physical disability. I'm happy to talk about most anything! So please feel free to ask.
Edit Edit: OMG Thanks for the Platinum and Silver! This has been so incredible, you’re all amazing! My chemo has been merciful and I’m still here typing away! I’m seriously trying to address everyone’s questions because people seem to be really enjoying this, myself most of all. If you’ve shot me a DM those are my last priority RN and I might not get to you until tomorrow. <3
EDIT EDIT EDIT: STILL HERE STILL SLAMMING OUT REPLIES STILL SO GRATEFUL FOR MY NEW MEDALS!
Edit 4: I’ll still be around to respond, please feel free to reach out. This has been a blast, if you want to follow along with me I post most frequently on Instagram @joey_reubens