January only gets an honourable mention. This is when mom started to feel pain that just felt “different”. They were in Mexico and she thought maybe her back is hurting from the hotel bed or from her swimming routine while in Mexico. A week after coming home, mom went to the doctor’s and was sent for an x-ray and an ultrasound in late January. Mom felt something must be going on when the technician spent some extra time in one area and said they are looking more closely at the pancreas and spleen.