Hi my story starts with an email from my sister in England at the beginning of April this year.
Something is wrong with Mum she is not eating drinking gallons of water losing weight and has lost control of her bowel movements they are not talking to me about this can you see if they will tell you what is going on.
I called and spoke to Dad who confirmed all of the above and also told me that a blood test had revealed a cancer marker but no cancer had been found and the family Doctor was at a loss to understand what was going on!!
I ran this information past my sister in law who is a Doctor here in Queensland she said it could be a number of things but could not pinpoint a specific disorder.
A few days later I called again and Dad told Me that Mum Had turned bright yellow my sister in law was overseas so I called my brother in law in NSW who is also a Doctor he straight away mentioned the pancreas and told me to book a flight to the UK.
I called Dad and told him to take Mum to the hospital emergency section which he did a cat scan revealed advanced pancreatic cancer this was on the 9th of May My Mum died on the 15th of May My Daughter and I arrived in England on 17th of May one day before my birthday.
This has all happened so Quick I am now only beginning to feel the loss.
This truly is a s##t of a cancer it sneaks up and takes you so fast.
My poor Dad is lost
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