Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I have inoperable pancreatic cancer. The major symptom is constant pain in the area of the pancreas. The pain is being controlled by narcotics. I am taking Chemo-Gemsar once a week. The goal of the treatment is to shink and stop the growth of the tumor.

I am in relatively good spirits. I am bless to have the greatest wife and family in the world and many good friends. I intend to beat this thing but it will probably take a micracle which I believe is possible.


  1. John: sounds like you have a good program going on with the Docs and your attitude is in line. I know there will be times that won't be rosy but you are the kinda guy that will see them through. I offer you and your wife an open invitation to come and take a little break and stay at our house and see beautiful Santa Barbara. We have a very comfy guest room...you have the ball in your court on that one....let us know. de Mike, K6ZSR

  2. Thank you for the health updates you have been on my mind a lot lately. You and your whole family are in my prayers. I KNOW you will be stronger & wiser from this whole experience! You should do a tour de France after this whole ugly thing is behind you!

    If you ever need anything I am only a call or e-mail away.

    Patrick E.