Three years ago I lost my dad to Diabetes. Truthfully, I believe it could have been avoided if my dad changed his habits, but tell that to a 77 year old, it isn't happening.
|Mom and Mrs. Steinman October 2013|
Pancreatic Cancer is silent. There are no warning signs until it's to late. Mom was told in April her blood/sugar was to high and it was suggested she lose some weight. Then she told me she was having problems sleeping and issues with her bowel movements. She hid her weight loss well.
|Michael's graduation May 2014|
Three days later she had a procedure to open her bile duck that was closed due to the tumor. Six weeks later she passed. Although I know I am not an orphan, I sure feel that way.
There is so much we don't know about Pancreatic Cancer and I am joining in the fight so one day there will be an early detection and it might save you or a loved one. Better yet a cure.
Please join me Sunday April 19, 2015 at Rye Playland for the Westchester Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk. You can join my team - Team Hudson Valley Wine Goddess (http://2015WestchesterWalk.kintera.org/hudsonvalleywinegoddess) or make a small donation to help in the research. If you would like to walk with us, dogs are welcomed, but need to be on a leash.
Thank you for reading taking in a personal part of my life. There isn't enough wine in the world that can bring my mother back, but I do know that she was proud of me.
If I can help someone else detect this deadly cancer early so they won't have to go through what my family has, I know my efforts have made a difference.