Just got back last night. My mom is still waiting for the doctor from Minneapolis to call her. She decided she wants to do the most aggressive chemo/radiation regimen for her pancreatic cancer. We are going to see if she can do the recipe for the study trial in Bismarck. If not, she would need to spend six weeks at a time in Minneapolis, probably twice. We don't have family there, so that will be tricky.
She needs to have chemo/radiation before they will consider surgery because the tumor is too large and the portal vein is involved. If everything goes great and the tumor shrinks, she will be able to have surgery in 3 months.
My mom says she has a peace about all this and can feel people praying for her. She is "ready to go, but not ready to leave" is what she says.
I will be posting pictures soon.
Edit--They are willing to do the chemo in Bismarck so Mom will have all the support she needs there! She has to wait to call the doctor in Bismarck for an appointment because the office is closed. Then she can ask if insurance pays for it which we forgot to ask before.