As a softball player and computer progrmmer for over 44 years, numbers have
always stood out for me - especially some of those below.
When you have blood tests and whatever, they often show you the range that
you should be in. Below are 3 key liver functions. When the doctor saw
these, his job of diagnosis got suddenly easier.
Low of Range
High of Range
Posted May 26
Met with oncologist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) on May 24.
I started this process with them as I have seen the same primary care physician
for almost 40 years and we had not looked for a doctor in San Diego.
He suggested doing at least one round of chemo as a start - Gemcitabine. I don't
have any hair and this chemo doesn't take it anyway. PAMF has already
transferred all my records to UCSD so I will start seeing them when I return home
The main problem with this is that most of my liver has been taken over by
tumors from the pancreas. If chemo takes care of some of those it will
actually be taking away from the liver.
Basically, I was given an over / under of six months.