I decided to give Jenny the day off from writing and thought I would give the update today. First, I just wanted to thank everyone for their texts, prayers, and thoughts for me yesterday. I know it might not seem like a lot to just type a quick text to me but those things go a long way for me. It was very humbling to see so many people reach out to us that I just cant thank everyone enough. Jenny yesterday mentioned how frustrated that I am currently. She couldn't be more spot on. After dealing with this disease for a little over 4 1/2 years now, there never seems to be anything that comes easy. Just when you think that you can sit back and relax a bit something else jumps up and says "Hello". I don't want to sound like I am bitching but after a period of time you just want to look around a say "just give me a f#%*ing break". This road has been challenging, stressful, and fun all at the same time and I wouldn't change a thing. So I guess what I am asking for are more prayers for the road to be a little less bumpy here for a little bit.
As far as an update goes, I talked with Dr. E on the phone just a short time ago and he informed me on what I already knew: that my pancreas is inflamed as well as my duodenum. I started a clear liquid diet last night and will continue on one until Thursday. We will check my progress then and probably do more blood work on Friday to see where things stand. I might go and see a GI that day as well to see if they need to do a scope to see if there is an ulcer or anything around there. So for the next few days I will be on a steady dose of popsicles, Jello, Gatorade, and water. I know that everyone is jealous.
Thank you again to everyone for their words of encouragement. I will make a promise that as long as people keep giving prayers and encouragement to Jenny and I, that I will never stop fighting and I will never throw in the towel. We will update this again on Friday after we have met with more people.
Have a great rest of the week,