On Monday August 22, I became a grandfather for the third time. This time the child was a girl. We are very excited and ready to spoil this girl to pieces like any good grandparent.
Mom and baby are well. They will probably be sent home Thursday. Much joy!
The pictures are by Dad Matt and Grandmom Debbie.
Not so good.
I saw my urinary surgeon this morning and the bladder cancer. The cancer has recurred in only 4 months and while I was undergoing the BCG immunology treatment! My doctor calls it a nuisance cancer., not life threatening if treated. But, it means that I have to train yet another anesthesiologist on the protocols for anesthesia with a NETs patient. (I almost died with carcinoid crisis under anesthesia five years ago and I don’t want to repeat that.)
The cancer has to be removed again (4th time). My surgeon is looking for alternatives or add-ons to the BCG treatment. He is also looking for promising studies that I could join.
It may be nerves or some other physical issues but I have had the feeling that my NETs may be progressing a bit. A small increase in abdominal problems and pains is noticeable. I should see my specialist next month.
Life works this way. Never all good, not really all bad.
May we all have the best possible outcomes,