Friday, November 10 is NET Cancer Awareness Day.
Lela, the co-leader of our Colorado Carcinoid Cancer Support Group, petitioned the Colorado governor John Hickenlooper for a proclamation recognizing that day.
He gave us a good one:
My NETs specialist, Dr. Eric Liu will be giving updates on neuroendocrine cancer on that day and I hope to attend that meeting.
Other health notes.
I have struggled with back pain and sciatica for two years. It is caused by stenosis which is a narrowing of the passage which the spinal cord goes through. My stenosis is fairly severe.
After trying yoga, physical therapy, chiropractor, spinal injections, pain drugs and mindfulness, I still couldn’t walk or stand without a lot of pain. For almost three months I have been looking for a surgeon who could make it better with a procedure called decompression. They scrape out excess material in the canal which mostly comes from ageing.
I have been turned away by a couple of surgeons because of my NETs. If you have read the blog earlier this year, NETs tumors have spread to my vertebrae. In fact, at least one of the vertebra involved in the stenosis has a tumor. Yesterday, I finally found a specialist surgeon who will do it and it is scheduled for November 20, just 12 days from today! I have high hopes.
If I do not blog more before November 23, Happy Thanksgiving to all!
May we all have the best possible outcomes.