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  • 10 Apr 2015 - 11:59
    malcamloz's picture

    Hi All,

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  • 8 Apr 2015 - 10:35
    ZOL's picture

    This is my cancer story. I'm 69 and living in Qld Australia.

    The Diagnosis.
    In late August my GP informed me that my PSA had moved from 2 to 4. For a 69 year old the number
    itself was not alarming but he said that the doubling of my PSA in 2 years was of concern so he recommended another PSA test in 6 weeks time. He said that having sex or riding a bike before
    the blood test could elevate the PSA reading.

    6 weeks later the second readings came through which confirmed that my PSA was 4. The GP then

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  • 7 Apr 2015 - 10:26
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  • 3 Apr 2015 - 14:29
    Paulpwtierney's picture

    Just when I thought I was in clear sailing with PEG in and radiation going smoothly , chemo went in on Tuesday. This is like nothing that I have experienced. No appetite , everything is a massive struggle. Second dose due in 3 weeks. I sleep now fron 4 p.m to 9 a.m and am still tired, Still no sign of a bowel movement. It can only get worse from here but 6 weeks to go then some serious recovery. Definitely no return to work in September - maybe November if I'm still alive. Stay tuned for further instalments in this riveting saga.

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  • 3 Apr 2015 - 10:45
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Morning all

    Day 18 over with 19 to go and the most horrid irritation of the urethra last night worse one so far and all the doctor can say is drink more and add Ural.

    Heard nothing nor seen anything from Centrelink.

    Another 5 weeks 600 away from home and Easter break is here and everything is quiet at the hospital.

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  • 27 Mar 2015 - 09:57
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    I have been lax but there's not been any difference in procedure's apart from change in appointment times which tends to upset the bodies rhythm somewhat. Still there's only 27 treatments to go and with Easter coming up to give another break but thinking I'll not bother to go anywhere not even back home as the effort of 3 to 4 hours of bodily functions get's to be a pain in the butt after a while in more ways than one.

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  • 25 Mar 2015 - 19:25
    Paulpwtierney's picture

    Procedure went smoothly but apparently when I came to I was loud/distressed and confused. I was sedated and then made the mistake of eating too quickly and suffered extremely painful cramps. I was admitted overnight and suffered through the night with more painkillers. I was discharged the next afternoon but still could hardly walk and was distressed/confused. The nurses downstairs thought I was some escapee . I wasn't making much sense and looked like I should still be on the ward. I am only today looking at the tube but I made the mistake of asking the oncologist what stage I was.

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  • 24 Mar 2015 - 10:17
    Sandeep Jadeja's picture

    hi,
    i have total thyroidectomy done 3month ago.now next month I am going for radioiodine therapy.
    any one who is in the same boat?

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  • 23 Mar 2015 - 22:26
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Another horrid start to the day and it seems to drag on now. I am eating more making an attempt to sit down away from the single room environment read a newspaper or sit in the sunlight. I leave my door open in case some one wants to talk about their problems or their partners.

    Zap went ok and the nurses are good if not a little cheeky but they see a lot worse patients than me. Am not sure if I am sticking to the drinking rules but I know I drink the amount they ask me to.

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  • 21 Mar 2015 - 15:45
    lɛftəʊvə's picture

    Well usual start to the day with upset stomach so 3 hours to settle that down.

    Zap went ok but I seem to have an urge to itch or wriggle slightly but I realize that the Prostate is only the size of a walnut so just have to lay still and just quietly count how long each zap takes at each of the seven angles

    Doctor said to go back to medicine to control the bowel, the other problem needs real drugs and it surprised me the price difference between chemists.

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