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Old 02-13-2011, 08:28 PM   #241
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Oh...I was telling a friend last night that during his RT, I was in the lobby. They have a tv in there and it was on Fox News. Lo and behold, Glenn Beck was on. I couldn't help but wonder...'haven't I suffered enough?' I swear if I had my rifle with me I would have blown that tv to smithereens. Fortunately I had my ear plugs in my purse and put them in. Finally I got a little peace.
Yes, you have. Your friend gives you permission to blow the TV to smithereens. Keep your earplugs in when you fire the rifle though.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #242
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Maybe Rich will chime in. I have had a PSA and digital done every year for 20 years(60YO). For 15 or more years, during my annual a digital would be done, and right after my blood was siphoned drawn.

Now I am in a new practice and two Physicians have had me wait to to blood work, after my exam.

Is this new school?
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Now I have to know. What do they call the Muppets (Kermit, Miss Piggy et al), in England?
"Statler & Waldorf"...
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"Statler & Waldorf"...
That guy on the right looks remarkably like me. Maybe DW was correct the other day when she called me a muppet
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Well this thread has it all...prostate cancer, enemas, colonoscopies, Baileys in my Cheerios, JD in my Cheerios, music videos, chocolate, trashy novels, Glenn Beck, whizzing in the snow and Muppets. Might as well post this…...





Oh…and let’s not forget the rifle and ear plugs. Thanks for the permission Avalon.

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Have not tried that one yet. Will report back later!
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I'd like to see a bacon strip.

(apologizing to bbbam for posting this on her thread--and hope Mr. B is having a good day!)
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I must resist a naughty comment regarding pork. ....

Anyhoo, on Monday and Tuesday DH rode his bike to the medical center for his RT. His doc talked to him about that and felt he was being a bit naughty as riding could irritate his condition...he told her he wouldn't do it again.

After today he will have completed one week of RT. At this point he has not noticed any side effects. Of course he may go into withdrawal as he won't be able to ride his motorcycle until mid April....
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I must resist a naughty comment regarding pork. ....

Anyhoo, on Monday and Tuesday DH rode his bike to the medical center for his RT. His doc talked to him about that and felt he was being a bit naughty as riding could irritate his condition...he told her he wouldn't do it again.

After today he will have completed one week of RT. At this point he has not noticed any side effects. Of course he may go into withdrawal as he won't be able to ride his motorcycle until mid April....
....or his horse!
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I went to the medical center today with DH for his 12th RT. I was not aware he had noticed a side effect until today. He said it seemed he was urinating more frequently; however he has not noticed any discomfort or pain.

My ‘buddy’ Charlie was there (70 years old, PSA 5) and as always I was glad to see him. He is halfway through his RT and as of yet has not realized any side effects. He also had a hormone shot before the RT began and that did not bother him at all. I met another man today by the name of Mike (65 years old, PSA 4.3) Today was his 7th treatment and he complained of frequent urination and a bit of pain. Mike was extremely anxious…I felt sorry for him and did the best I could to calm his fears by listening to him and touching his hand.

I continue to feel a bit of anxiety in the car when we go to his appointment. I feel it creep up a little more when we walk in the building. However being able to talk to someone even though it is about cancer seems to help…I feel like I can breathe easier. At this point neither DH nor I are taking any medication for anxiety. Hopefully we won’t have to, but it’s reassuring to know it’s available if we need it.

On a couple of occasions, DH has asked if I wanted to go back and see how things work….look at the machinery and watch how it works on his body. Both times I’ve told him ‘no’. I am not squeamish at all when it comes to procedures being done to me, but seeing him on that table is a vision I do not want ingrained in my mind. If he needed me, that would be different; but just to satisfy my curiosity…no.

Now if it were a friend or a relative that was undergoing treatment I might be more inclined to see how things work and accomplish the task. But if the patient is very close to me, it would be too difficult.

So guys if you ever have to go through this and your SO doesn’t want to see all…please understand…it might just be too hard on her.
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So guys if you ever have to go through this and your SO doesn’t want to see all…please understand…it might just be too hard on her.
I hope if I ever have to through something like this I have someone like you my my side.
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It seems you know by instinct that the best way to get through your own fear and pain is by trying to make other people feel better. I bet those other fellows just brighten up when they see you walk in.

I feel for you and your DH and continue to hope for a completely uneventful outcome.

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Thank you Purron and Amethyst for your kind words.

I think we're all scared while sitting in that lobby; but when we come together for a few moments we find strength in one another.
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Look forward to the time when this whole episode will just be a memory in your lives.
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You're right Al, I'm doin' my best...

I'm tryin' to look at this like he has '12 treatments done'.. and not '32 more to go'.
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On a couple of occasions, DH has asked if I wanted to go back and see how things work….look at the machinery and watch how it works on his body. Both times I’ve told him ‘no’. I am not squeamish at all when it comes to procedures being done to me, but seeing him on that table is a vision I do not want ingrained in my mind. If he needed me, that would be different; but just to satisfy my curiosity…no.
Just wondering if DH is finding a man-acceptable way to invite you to share his experience because he needs you.....??
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Just wondering if DH is finding a man-acceptable way to invite you to share his experience because he needs you.....??
No...I don't think so....

He thinks the stuff is 'cool' and thought I might be interested in seeing how things work. I am confident that if he needs me to do something that will help him, he will tell me point blank...and I will do it.
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