In April 2012, I was admitted to the hospital because of my diverticulitis and a CT scan was recommended to see how bad it was.

Upon inspecting the scan, the doctors noticed a sizeable mass on my pancreas which turned out to be a 3.8 cm neuroendocrine tumor.

I had a Whipple procedure, which lasted just under 10 hours and required two surgeons. Recovery was long and difficult, but over the following months I was able to get some normality back into my life and I returned to work three months later.

I just had my two year checkup and I am so pleased to be cancer free!