All the information on what's happening
Jim White was diagnosed with cancer
on May 13, 2015. His treatment begins with surgery on
May 27th, 2015.
This website was created for Jim by his wife Kelsey and his family.
Who: Dr. Richard Shulick will be perfoming the surgery on Jim. He is one of the best on the planet, and specializes in Gastro Intestinal cancer, including the pancreas.
What: The surgery is called a whipple. We have decided to do this to treat his cancer, which is ampullary cancer (a type of pancreatic).
Where: Jim's surgery will be performed at the University of Colorado Hospital - Anschutz in Aurora Colorado. It is located at:
1665 Aurora Court
Inside the Building:
2nd floor, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion (Surgery)
6th floor, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion (ICU)
When: Surgery is scheduled for May 27th, 2015
He will then recover in ICU, and then remain at the hospital for an average of 1 to 2 weeks.
Why: We hope this surgery will cure Jim's cancer. The doctor will check the edges of the extraction to ensure that he has gotten all of it. It looks like chemotherapy and/or radiation will follow.
After surgery: Jim will need 4-6 months to fully recover from this surgery.
Please see Jim's Calendar to setup a visit.
Jim will be staying in ICU for the first few days, then he will be transferred to another room in the hospital for the next 8 to 14 days.
He will then go home to Greeley for the major part of his recovery. It will be a long, uphill battle for the first 8 weeks.
Surgery Instructions for Family and Friends
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