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The tallest tree in Wales had been damaged by a storm and was supposed to be cut down, but chainsaw artist Simon O’Rourke – Tree Carving found a better solution to symbolize the tree’s last attempt to reach the sky.

I suspect you could also call Simon a tree surgeon. 

I was reshaped too!

In one of my diagnostic stories, I said that my body was slowly dying and that was just how it felt having been diagnosed with something that had not made some grand announcement. It slowly just crept into my life, occasionally giving small clues that it was there but nothing that pointed to a stage IV cancer that could not be cured.  I guess that is what happens to many people and without screening for just about everything under the sun; that will continue until science finds a way.

The biggest difference between the tree and my own life changing event was the suddenness of the tree’s problem (the storm) but who knows maybe it had underlying issues that had made it weaker.  

But in both the tree and my own case, an amazing ‘surgeon’ came along and extended life by a bit of reshaping.  Clearly my own surgeon’s (Neil Pearce) had tools that were a more delicate than Simon’s chainsaws, but they achieved the same thing, reshaping and extended life.  

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3 thoughts on “Still here, just reshaped

  • Thanh Nguyen

    Thank you for your dedication on the research of NET. I have learnt so much from your posts after being diagnosed with the Neuroendocrine cancer in my liver. My case is unique since NET is not commonly started in the liver isn’t it ? I am currently under the treatment with Lanreotide injection and Capecitabine + Temozolomide oral chemo. It’s the treatment prescribed by an oncology doctor and my life is totally in his hand since I don’t know any alternatives. I will continue to follow your foot step and learn as much as possible from your post. Please keep up the great works. Thank you

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