Carlsbad, NM

Carlsbad, NM

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Journey this Summer is with Pancreatic Cancer


On April 8th I learned there would be no 2018 Travels With Pee Wee. On April 6th I worked out in the gym for an hour, played 3 sets of tennis, and felt fine. Then I was sick the next 2 days. On April 8th I learned I have pancreatic cancer.

The last two and a half months have been a roller coaster. I learned my PC is not as far along as most people when they get diagnosed with this kind of cancer. Went through 3 rounds of the strongest chemo there is and things were progressing. Then some complications arose and have had to put off chemo. Have a gall bladder drain outside of my body.

But I'm good. There are a lot of good things going on. My sister Kathy and I traveled to MD Anderson in Houston a week ago for treatment. My little sister has become one of my heroes. Her love and caring nature are amazing. This hospital is the #1 cancer hospital in the country. So that's good. Now my wife Kathy and her sister Sharon are with me in an apartment near the hospital. And that's good.

The hope now is to do another round of chemo next week, then some radiation for a while, then surgery. So that's good.

The number of friends who have come to our rescue is unbelievable. There are too many to mention by name. Many meals have been brought by. There is a large group of men who take turns taking care of my yard. Dear friends have cleaned our house. Others have taken care of our trash and mail if nobody is home. So all of that is good.

People praying for me and my family - they are all over the country and even outside the country. I believe in prayer and I feel the prayers, and that is good.

My faith in God has never wavered and at times have felt closer to God than usual. God is love and we have felt his love and the love of so many. And that is really good.

I'm doing all I can to beat this. I'm going to keep fighting. And that is as good as I can do.

God bless you all!

30 comments:

Unknown said...

Praying without ceasing for your physical strength, wisdom for your Doctors, peace during this tribulation time....and sleep..precious, restful sleep. Vickie

Kurt said...

You are definitely a fighter. Glad your family is around you. Praying for you daily.

Donna said...

Glad you felt up to writing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie said...

Continued prayers for you, your medical team, and your amazing family.

Georgia said...

We love you! Always in our prayers <3

Lisa Simmons said...

Know that you are constantly on our hearts and in our prayers! So glad you are getting the best treatment available. Continue the good fight! Lisa and Dave

Valerie M said...

You’ve always been our hero. Prayers and love from the Murphys.

Unknown said...

Love you Cliff. Keep us updated.

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John K said...

Keep up the positive attitude!!! We are all thinking of you!!

Brad H said...

Cliff, you are one of the best and strongest people that I have ever known. I know that you will win, because you always do (except in golf).

Unknown said...

Great to hear all the good news! You are in our prayers every day. When you are strong enough for our trip to Fenway,let me know. We love you guys, Tom & Ginny

Chris Britt said...

Praying continually...

Jeff Harsh said...

Continuing to pray for you Cliff. Thanks for the update.

kathy said...

You've always been my hero :)

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family everyday! Love you all. Missy

Barry Gillespie said...

We're all traveling with you on this trip. Everyone is in the back seat. God Bless.

Three years ago today I gave you a tour of the Air Force Museum in Dayton. It was the first time you saw a P-39.

Brenda Adkins Kukla said...

I agree with Barry; we are all with you on this trip.

Josh Grayson said...

I love you Cliff Ramos. Praying for you daily.

Jackie Meadows said...

Continued prayers for you and your family!!!!

Kristin said...

Prayers for you and your family as you go through this journey! God never waivers And he hears your prayers and the prayers of those around her.

Kathy Daymude said...

Thank you for the update. Love and best wishes!

patrickvn12 said...

Praying for you, Coach. Keep fighting!

Unknown said...

Sending prayers coach!!

Glenda Chance Richard said...

Cliff, Continued daily prayers for you and your family, Love, Steve; Glenda, and families

Tray Scates said...

Praying for you and the family. Your life has been part of God’s blessings to us.

Larry Marks said...

Carol and I are praying for you Cliff and for your family. The good guys get the bad stuff it seems.

Tary Drouault said...

You are a true hero to us all and soooo many look up to you. Keep fighting so you can continue your journey here with everyone that loves you.

Jon Marks said...

I'm thinking about you Cliff.

Allan Seabolt said...

Praying for you coach... you keep on keepin on!!