I would appreciate if you could send some positive thoughts my husband's way. My husband developed a blood clot in his lung this past November. Little did I know at that time that we would be starting a journey (mostly together, but sometimes not, where we each retreat to deal with this in our own way). DH was lucky enough to have an emergency room doctor who questioned why a very active and fit 50 year old man would suddenly develop a blood clot in his lung and ordered a battery of tests and referred him to a specialist who ordered more tests. A few short weeks later we got the dreaded news that he had a mass on his pancreas and that he would need to have his spleen removed as well because the mass had interrupted blood flow to the spleen. It's been a slow recovery, but we've been told the prognosis is good; the tumor was a slow growing cancer (not the aggressive cancer you usually associate with the pancreas). He's been having symptoms again that are concerning and tomorrow goes in for another scan to ensure there isn't still cancer present. I honestly don't know how I would have gotten through the past few months if I didn't have Duke's calming presence...and now Charlie's. They will never fully understand how much they have helped me, but I know.