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A GREAT NUMBER

Hi all, yesterday I had my quarterly update on PSA and bloods. It was a phone conversation due to coronavirus protection measures. I had the usual scanxiety in the lead up, not helped by the fact that there was no … Continue reading

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IT PAYS TO PAY ATTENTION

I have read a bit about monoclonal antibodies before. I do not fully understand what they are. If I am correct, the treatment targets certain proteins or cells responsible for cancer growth and spreading. It either alerts the immune system … Continue reading

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TGIF

It has been a long week. We returned from a short holiday on Sunday, and I have been laid up with fatigue and a head cold all week. Plus the usual scanxiety leading up to the oncologist meeting today for … Continue reading

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RETURN OF THE BIG BLACK DOG

I have been struggling with depression lately and I am having difficulty getting out of it. Not helped by a very long period of dry, hot, windy weather. Today we finally got a cool change. A top temperature of 31 … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO 2019?

Hi all, Time for those (almost) end of year reflections! This time last year I had completed six cycles of chemo and another four had been abandoned. So I entered 2019 pretty confident cancer would take a back seat for … Continue reading

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QUICK UPDATE

Hi all, Good news from the meeting with the oncologist today.¬†PSA has reduced from 28 (August) to 27. Otherwise blood tests were OK, except for mild anaemia. I have ongoing issues with a nagging cough, plus pretty bad fatigue, but … Continue reading

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YOU KNOW YOU MAKE ME WANT TO SHOUT!

Hi all, well I think I have something to shout about. And even better, I have the voice to do it! My voice has been slowly recovering over the past few weeks, and it is almost back to normal. My … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING IS AWESOME

Today’s oncologist visit was full of great news. PSA is down from 48 (19 June) to 28 (7 August). Wonderful. So good I forgot to ask about the other results! I assume they are all ok. The onco agrees not … Continue reading

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AGE IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

I am feeling a bit old today. OK, I am 58. Sometimes I feel old, but mostly I do not feel like someone who will (shock, horror) be sixty before I know it. I try to keep healthy and active. … Continue reading

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QUICK UPDATE

Well, the ten radiation therapy sessions ended Tuesday two weeks ago. On the following Thursday I met the radiation oncologist and reported that everything was mostly OK. She reminded me that things could get worse over the next week. And … Continue reading

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