The only logical option is surgery to debulk the Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) tumors and mucinous byproduct that spread throughout his abdomen. It completely surrounds his bladder and rectum, the upper abdomen masses will also be difficult to extract because of their location, the abdomen masses will be extracted, and they will remove his appendix, gallbladder, and spleen. There is also a possibility of a colon repair as well. After that, an application of heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) will follow immediately.
Jeremy and Sharette will return to Omaha on the 9th of March and his surgery is scheduled for the 11th. The surgery will take all day and could last late into the evening. He will be moved to the ICU for 1 to 3 days, and then to his room for about another 4-6 days. He then has to be released locally for 1 day and at that point, they will decide if he can return to Boise.
The prognosis with this surgery is that Jeremy has about a 50/50 chance of living 12 more years. The prognosis could change depending on the surgery. That puts him at only 55 and is about 30 years shorter than he was hoping to spend with Sharette and his children. During the majority of the next 10 years, Jeremy should be able to return to a quality of life similar to what he was doing prior to the cancer restricting him to what it has now, which is just walking.
Jeremy's plan is to beat the odds but for now, it's just to get through the surgery and get back on his feet.
He will have to return to Omaha frequently. 90 days after surgery, 6 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years, followed by annual MRI's
and other treatments. It's going to be a tough road but the only road.
Thank again for the prayers, well wishes, and donations. Everything
helps. Despite all this, Jeremy says he is blessed because he has a wonderful
family, friends, and loves the people God has blesses him with.