The Enemy Exposed

Every picture tells a story, and what a story this one tells. Compare it to the one I published some time back! The metastasis has multiplied and grown despite my optimism. Many people have expressed their concern for me and I do appreciate your words of support. Some say they are sad. I don’t want you to be sad for me. I only publish this rather personal picture of me to show you how technology can find exactly where the enemy is. If we can see it maybe we can do something about it. I am assured that while there is no cure as yet, there are treatments that can slow it down and improve my quality of life……

Speaking of quality of life, I do experience pain in my lower back and hip, but it is manageable. I am concerned about falling and /or fracturing my hip. However I have to say my quality of life has never been better! I am happier than I have ever been to be honest! Now that S is back in my life! She will join me in Australia in 2 weeks and we will never be separated again! We have both realised that we are each other’s first and last true love! That is a wonderful thing to discover at the age of 70! I consider myself to be so lucky, believe it or not!

Having cancer has liberated me to do things I might otherwise have put off until it is too late, so please don’t feel sad for me, be happy that I have found my soul mate and that we are living!!

My oncologist will discuss treatment options later this month. Meanwhile S and I will do some sightseeing and visiting friends and family. Doing things we may never have gotten around to doing!

Life is for living, and that is what we are doing!

Cancer is not my enemy…..I am cancer’s enemy!!

Misnamed Blog??

Today I am preparing for my nuclear pet scan, psma scan also known as a Gallium scan. It involves being injected with a short acting radioactive substance that will show up any tumours very clearly. Last Friday I visited my GP for the earlier bone scan and CT scan results. The news was not good….

He told me I have significant lesions consistent with metastatic prostate cancer, now showing in my left pelvis, left humerus neck, L4 vertebra and my pubic bone. The psma scan will provide a clearer picture.

I have occasional mild pain in my left hip and lower back, but otherwise I feel great. S will be joining me in Australia in a few weeks, I really miss her even though I am seeing many long lost relatives. S and I will have a great time travelling and visiting friends and family, making the most of life!

My psa was 110 at last count. I will have another test in 3 weeks, hoping for a further decrease from an estimated max of 140. Will it ever reach zero? It doesn’t really matter, it is just a concept, and I will retain the name.

Well, my friends and supporters, the time has come to head off to the hospital. We have such a wonderful health care system in Australia, and I am so grateful for that.

I am hoping they will give me the disk as they did last time, I can have a good look and compare to my last results. My oncologist will see us on the 27th to discuss treatment options. There is still hope!! I cling to that!!

More to report later….