ncan support groups – nebraska chapter
My name is Julie Riecken. I am a wife and proud mother of two young adult boys. I have been training manager at a software services company for the last 26 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Marketing and Management. I enjoy traveling, singing, and spending time with my husband and my boys.
In 2014, I started experiencing digestive issues. After lots and lots of tests, it was discovered that I have a Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (PNET/VIPoma) with metastasis to the liver. Since then, I’ve had monthly treatments (Sandostatin), daily Octreotide injections, major surgery to remove the tumor, ablation, bland embolization, multiple hospitalizations for dehydration, and finally PRRT. I currently see a local oncologist in Omaha as well as a team of doctors (lead by Dr. Thomas O’Dorisio) at the University of Iowa. Throughout all of this, I have continued to work and live my life as normally as possible.
My goal is to connect NET patients in Nebraska so that we can discuss our common issues, provide tips, and have productive conversations. Since I was diagnosed, I have met several other people who were also diagnosed with NET. It would be helpful to come together to share our stories, struggles, and successes.
Ms. Julie Riecken
NEBRASKA SUPPORT GROUP LEADER
WHERE WE MEET
To be determined based on interest and location of potential participants. Our next gathering will be at:
Lakeside Hospital – Conference Room A
(use main entrance & go down the stairs)
12297 West Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68144
(check email for occasional venue changes)
WHEN WE MEET
NET Cancer Awareness Quarterly Support Meetings:
Agendas will be distributed via e-mail and Facebook prior to each meeting.
Sunday, February 2nd – 2:00PM – 4:00PM (please note time change)
Saturday, March 28th (NCAN Meeting to be announced)
Sunday, May 3rd – 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Sunday, August 2nd – 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Sunday, November 8th – 3:00PM – 5:00PM (to observe NET Cancer Awareness Day)
Patients and caregivers are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!
ABOUT OUR GROUP
NCAN Chapter Support Group meetings are built on the concept of patients helping patients.
Our meetings are all about getting to know people who understand exactly what you’re going through, and about getting you the most up-to-date information on NET testing, treatment options, and lifestyle tips.
We hope you decide to JOIN us at an upcoming meeting…we look so forward to meeting you!