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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

When A Great Big Zero Is Not "Nothing"



When it's a guy's PSA score, that's when. Which mine was, per a phone message a few minutes ago from my Doctor's office. So, for today, I'll just be happy, thankful and rejoicing, in this display of God's mercy and grace in my life.

Tomorrow? Probably yell about the GCRTF some more.

Tomorrow.

5 Comments:

At 3:15 PM, December 30, 2009, Blogger Aussie John said...

Bob,

I rejoice with you. I sure do love that zero!

 
At 5:13 AM, December 31, 2009, Blogger Cliff said...

Here is an article which might interest you.

I'm only 49, so not really concerned yet.

I hope your granddaughter stays safe in Kenya.

 
At 8:21 AM, December 31, 2009, Blogger Bob Cleveland said...

Cliff:

Had it not been for prostate cancer screening, I'm quite sure I'd have died, as my good friend Charlie Spicer did, some years ago. A PSA test 2 years ago caught an increased level, my doctor did biopsies, and subsequently removed the prostate.

It had gotten out, into a lymph node, and I took radiation and am taking Lupron shots for it now.

That's what makes this zero so meaningful at this time.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

 
At 8:36 AM, December 31, 2009, Blogger Cliff said...

Is that Lupron a hormone? That might be what my dad is doing now. One shot every 3 months. His surgery was about 10 years ago & just last August his PSA went up again.

 
At 8:52 AM, December 31, 2009, Blogger Bob Cleveland said...

Cliff, it's a man-made hormone .. if there is such a thing .. which tricks a man's mind into thinking the body is producing too much testosterone, and shuts down the body's production of it. Since that's what feeds prostate cancer, it normally brings the PSA right down.

I also had 39 radiation treatments, which may have gotten it (25% chance) .. so after the next Lupron shot (my doc gives them every four months), he'll stop them and see what happens.

In any event, I'm too old to die young, so....

 

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