Appendix cancer has a ribbon Color...Amber!
The logo to the right is one of the designs that I found online for appendiceal cancer. I even love the color. It made my day. Now, my lifelong battle with be to promote awareness, help other patients as an advocate, and earn money for research. (maybe one day I can get the NFL to wear amber...the appendix is just as scary to have cancer in as breasts....) THere are several new clinical trials that would help my cancer and I am working to put together a run in my area to fund research for this spring. My degree is in Marketing communictions...so this is exactly what I enjoy. It feels good to have a bit of energy to even think of tackling such a project.
Also: The drain that was removing the bowel material from my abdomen had to be removed this morning because it lost suction. It has been in since the surgery (over 5 weeks) but the stitches had come out twice and it had been inching out over the last week. We are hoping the body will create its own pathway out for the "foreign matter," but there is a chance for complications. That is the focus of my prayers now...I just hope it heals and that I can avoid more surgeries/doctors.
I am ready to start living my life again! :)