Good news Mike.
I finally got my appointment with the endocrinologist and it's set for August 16th. Hopefully I can start to make some progress after seeing him as I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired all the damn time!
Good news Mike.
All the best with that, Joe.
Good to hear that Mike and really hope that everything works out well for you and that also includes both Joe and Larry.Latest:
No cancer in my bones.
PSA reading slightly lower.
Some irregularities in the scans, so I'm listed for surgical and urological clinics for eyeballing.
Another PSA test in October, then back to the radiation team to review situation.
Thanks Mike, I was fist diagnosed with ME/CFS back in '99 or 2000 so I've had that for nearly 20 years. Then the arthritis and osteoporosis have come along as I've aged. I gave up smoking on April 1st 2018 and it seems like I've been ill with something new ever since. First it was a bad reaction to the glue on the nicotine patches and I came up in huge red welts everywhere a patch had been, this was fixed by spraying the area where a patch was to be applied with a spray usually used by asthmatics and then after the patch was removed all glue had to be cleaned off with alcohol and hydro-cortisone cream applied to reduce the swelling and itching.
I am really glad that I live in a country/province that recognizes that 'free' healthcare (free as in no cost at the time receiving care, it's paid for out of taxes over the years) is a fundamental right of it's citizens, unlike our neighbours to the south who are ripped off by 'big-pharma' every time they blink and think that's OK!Airspeed wrote: ↑18 Jul 2019, 10:14btw, what medical system are you each being treated under? Mrs A. & I use public, which is basically free, but you don't get to choose where the treatment is given, or by whom. Private costs big $, but you can insure, which may or may not cover your particular circumstances.
Thx Mike, it all went well and the sent me home the same day. Here in the states since i am not yet retirement age my insurance is through my employer, there some public options for those with low income but since i don't qualify I don't know too much about them.
As one of your neighbors to the south I could not agree with you more.Tako_Kichi wrote: ↑18 Jul 2019, 16:33I am really glad that I live in a country/province that recognizes that 'free' healthcare (free as in no cost at the time receiving care, it's paid for out of taxes over the years) is a fundamental right of it's citizens, unlike our neighbours to the south who are ripped off by 'big-pharma' every time they blink and think that's OK!
Larry, you had plenty to tell, no need to apologise . Thanks for giving us that info. and again, all Good Wishes.
Hi Chris,cstorey wrote: ↑20 Jul 2019, 19:42This is a cheerful topic, but just to encourage you Airspeed my PSA is 46 !!! However, the MRI scans are somewhat equivocal , so at my age of 74 the trouble may have been there for years . I have refused a biopsy so far on the basis that a.functionally I seem to be OK with no sign of spread and b. they are hit and miss with a large and vascular prostate - which I have - and c. sometimes they cause more trouble than give information . We will have another scan in the Autumn to see if there is any change radiologically . All the very best wishes for your treatment
Incidentally to answer an earlier question of yours, there is not really any suitable chemotherapy in the cytotoxic ( i.e. cancer killing ) sense . What is available is hormonal treatment to deprive prostate cancer of Testosterone derivatives which are the ultimate drivers of growth of cells, but this is usually reserved for the situation where all earlier treatment has failed and there are signs of distant spread into e.g. bones