So you have cancer. Now what?

C is for…

So, turns out I have prostate cancer. I wrote about it first here…

There is so much reading you can do on the matter once you find out you have the big C. Stuff on diet, treatment, research, oh the list goes on and on. Websites, forums, books, articles, pod casts. Its never ending.

I’m just saying you can. I’m not saying that I did. Fuck that.

I really don’t want to dwell too much on it really if I am honest, it isn’t going to get me any time soon, and I don’t need treatment yet and people live with it for decades so why fill my head with thoughts on the matter. That is my way of looking at it anyway.

Oh, I saw this nice specialist for a follow up a while ago, he had a tie on and an office and certificates on the wall, and things are settled and no worse than they were and Ill go get checked out every 6 months and maybe have another MRI or a biopsy. So it all seems very much in hand. My head isn’t in the sand, I just feel like it’s best left alone for now, you know?

The only thing that bothers me from time to time is the thought that it can spread or maybe I’m open to some sort of secondary cancer, but I mean what’s the chance of that. Hmm, you know there is probably a statistic for that. is the chance of that is probably well understood. Well, I still don’t want to know.

Probably more chance of me dying from eating too much cake or not getting enough exercise to be honest…


Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

13 thoughts on “So you have cancer. Now what?”

  1. A year ago my PSA level in my blood test was high, so my doc sent me to get an MRI, and a mass was found. He referred me to a urologist, who suggested, before a biopsy, to “watch and wait” and to get another PSA level test in 6 months. I did, and my level was back in the normal range. I just had another PSA test, and this one, too, was in the normal range. So I will continue to watch and wait. Hopefully until I die of natural causes.

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  2. That’s great that its back to normal! I hope very much i eventually die with it n not from it myself 🙂

    Medicine continues to advance rapidly too… especially on prostate cancer… so prognosis for most that catch it early enough is great

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  3. The procedures are pretty Rough and prostate cancer grows really really slow so the risk is pretty high when it could be with me for ages before anything needs doing…

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  4. Hey I am encouraged by your “flesh wound, merely a flesh wound” attitude, Michael. I went to read the other post but it was about your fabulous kiddo needing school supplies at waaaaay past bedtime. Slow grow. That’s something positive to focus on.

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  5. Well, a little bit of caution is warranted, and it doesn’t hurt to take care. Nobody wants to see your issue worsening, so… you know… don’t overindulge, and maybe… a pint or two less after lunch. Just sayin’ mate. We all worry. Keep us updated.

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