Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is a type of cancer that forms in the bile ducts. Symptoms of cholangiocarcinoma may include abdominal pain, yellowish skin, weight loss, generalized itching, and fever. Light colored stool or dark urine may also occur.

That's the diagnosis I've been given. I have stage 4 bile duct cancer. The first I knew something was wrong was a week before Thanksgiving when my urine turned dark brown, my stool was ghost white, and a few days later my eyes and skin started turning yellow. I'm figuring gallstones at this point. I spent the weekend of 23rd through the 26th in the hospital having tests done including a CT scan and an ERCP in which they did a biopsy and placed a stent to open my blocked bile duct. On December 5th they did an endoscopic ultrasound to further diagnose the cancer and to check a nearby lymph node for cancer. The biopsy tests shows that the cancer has spread into that one lymph node. Today the oncologist said that with or without treatment I will most likely die in 12 to 16 months or sooner. Well fuck. This sucks.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

UPDATE: 12/16/19 Today after another CT scan and meeting with one of the best surgeons that specializes in this exact type of cancer, I found out it's actually stage 4 not stage 2 and its non-operable.