I was diagnosed two years ago. I had the Whipple procedure, went through chemo and am currently cancer free. This was very hard to go through, and I still deal with a lot of pain. But I am looking for work now and am blessed with a loving wife and beautiful children who helped me through difficult times. I never lost hope or gave up, though I will admit I was pretty certain I was doomed. Just goes to show how silly the whole “doomed” train of thought is.