Quote for October

A Prayer for the Ephesians Eph. 3:14-21

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I'm going to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in February

I have an appointment with Dr. Edward Wolin at Cedars-Sinai on February 18, 2014. After I began producing large amounts of insulin this year, I realized I needed to be with a doctor who has seem many variations of carcinoid cancer. I don't know what the tumors may stimulate next.

Also, I want to see the nutritionist for help with the diet. I have been stronger for 6 weeks since I have been avoiding foods high in tyramine and drinking coconut water daily.

The main items I want to discuss with the doctor are:
1. Will an insulin pump distribute my daily Octreotide better and keep my body more normal?
2. Seeing the nutritionist.
3. Have you treated patients with the original tumor in the proximal duodenum and how did they fare? Do you have any statistics on my cancer? I have never seen anything except that 2% of carcinoid begins in the duodenum. However, none of them ever are foregut tissue like mine were because of being just 1 inch away from the stomach. That should improve my prognosis.
4. Using a different Somatostatin Analog. Will it help to use Lanreotide or another SSA?