My fight against stomach Cancer

I had been getting sick often hiking this summer and thought I was getting old and weak and just couldn't keep up with my boys anymore. October 15th I got really sick at work and was sent to the hospital. They did a bunch of tests and found that I had a hernia in my chest. I thought sweet found the problem and easy fix. On November 4th I had a message from my doctor saying, we need to talk. I knew from the sound of his voice it was going to be bad news. I was diagnosed with aggressive stomach cancer.
53315502_1608234551104295_r.jpeg I haven't worked since oct 15th and they won't let me til we tackle this stomach cancer. Salina and I have been together almost 7yrs and this is the first time I haven't been able to come up with my half of the bills.53315502_1608234951193494_r.jpegI have applied for medical leave. It's a long process, I was just approved for a lifetime. Because this may be a lifetime of treatment and evaluations.53315502_1608235158597147_r.jpegI've had three surgeries so far.  It hasn't spread we don't think. It's contained to my stomach. I think they are preparing me for a big surgery and then radiation but the answers are still up in the air.53315502_1608236176868850_r.jpegI live a simple life.  My only bills are rent, utilities,phone and car insurance. I could leave home with a backpack and be happy, I did all the time ️❤️53315502_1608236843565789_r.jpeg


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James Kestle 
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