Why I’m here.
On the 4 January 2016 I wrote my first consignment on ” blogging 101″ about “Who I am”, but I never wrote, “why I’m here”.
I will now continue part 2 of why I’m here, I am a writer, and enjoy it very much, but there’s another reason.
I have Adenoid Cystic Carinoma – a Cancer
I would like to share with my readers, as the months past by how this is progressing, also may be able to help others with this cancer, and hopefully, get a question and answer in the comments, as there isn’t much on the internet about this type of cancer.
May 2015 I was told I had ACC (Adenoid Cystic Carinoma), a very rare and unique form of cancer, it is known to be unpredictable in nature, with a typical growth pattern of being slow and gradual. but as time goes by it can be progressive and relentless.
About the picture – Micrograph of an adenoid cystic carcinoma of a salivary gland (right of image). Normal serous glands, typical of the parotid gland, are also seen (left of image).
In my case it is very rare (only 12 recorded cases in the world) it has been on my lip for some 30 years, so I never worried about it until about eighteen months ago it started getting larger and larger.
Off to the Doctor, I went so you can imagine the shock I got when the results from the biopsy I found out it was cancer, within a fortnight I was in the hospital, having it removed.
ACC occurs most commonly in the oral cavity it can occur in as many as 38 different organs in the body, but commonly considered to be a salivary gland tumor.
This is “why I’m Here” I need to have something to keep my mind active by having my own site, with help from “Blogging 101” which I’m learning now how to do it, I hope that other readers interest in this rare cancer, will be my future readers as I progress through this very trying time.
This cancer has taken so long to be diagnosed, it could have already spread into adjoining areas through nerve invasion or metastasized to the lungs, liver or bone as well.
It is eighteen months since I had the operation, still under specialist next visit in February.
This photo was taken 10 days after my operation.
It’s a waiting game, this article will be continued.
October 14th’ 2016, not good news.
I’m going to have an MRI to see why my face in so numb and very bad pains in the head.
Not happy, will write more when I get the verdict.
15 December 2016.
There is nothing they can do for me, so I count every day as a blessing I will enjoy life while I can.
Christmas Greetings to you all.