New diagnosis of NET: What should I know and do to plan?
Good morning. My name is Michelle. I was just diagnosed with a 2 cm NET in the tail of my pancreas. I am 54 and have lupus as well. I am having surgery to remove the tail of the pancreas and my spleen as soon as I have my vaccines next week and wait the 10 days. So the surgery should be the first week of May.
I had my gallbladder removed 11 years ago after being diagnosed with Lupus. I have had pancreatitis flare ups since 2011. I am not a drinker or smoker or I barely take any pain meds. I am a Marine so I know how to be strong and fight this mentally and block out physical pain.
I have to admit I’m scared of this diagnosis and what it means for life moving forward. I am not worried about diet changes or adjusting my routine. I already have type 2 diabetes and over the last almost 2 years blood sugar is never controlled and runs very high Diabetic medicines do not seem to control it as well as my husbands when he takes his medication I guess the tumor is why that may be.
I’m trying to put together a plan of what to know, do and how to prepare for the surgery and recovery.
What should I know and do?
Thank you and I’m praying for you all