Mike Featherston shared an email with our office Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in which Fr. John Vakulskas wrote:
I have just returned from a doctor's appointment with the following results. I was trying to lose some weight and wondered why the weight was coming off so easy this time.
A CT scan was done to determine the size of my Aortic Aneurysm (6.5) and what kind of surgery it will take to correct it. That all came to a halt when they discovered two unknown problem areas.
My Pancreas has a tumor on it. Most probably cancerous. The Physician stated that the head could be seen so removing it might not be to difficult.
My liver showed many spots on it. They will be doing Biopsies to determine the extent of the situation.
The Vascular surgeon mentioned they would talk about doing all 3 at once. They did say they wanted to do this ASAP.
With the help of God and your Prayers and support I hope to get thru what appears to be a 3 month recovery period. I will face everything one day at a time. I love you all.
Please keep Fr. John in your daily thoughts and prayers.