Hi Everyone Not sure what I did, but I surely hit the wrong button and ended up with four copies of the title and no content - just as well there is an edit and delete facility!! Am I allowed to say Bugger? or should I type it as B****r? Because I feel like saying Bugger? Had blood taken last Tuesday and the results came today. Full Blood Examination all OK, everything within normal limits. Serum biochemistry all within normal limits except for ALT which is slightly elevated. I looked that up on www.labtestsonline.org.au and found that it is elevated in 1. persons who have a history of known or possible exposure to hepatitis viruses, 2. those who drink too much alcohol, 3. those whose family have a history of liver disease, 4. people who take drugs that might damage the liver. Fortunately AST, about which they say the same things, is normal. Knowing that 4. above is why I am being tested, I don't have to worry about 2, so have just enjoyed a scotch and soda! So why am I wanting to say, BUGGER, Bugger, bugger? It is those three little letters PSA. It is up slightly - significant, well above the detection limit, but not enough to send me into panic mode and race off to see the oncologist and start a fresh round of treatment. Just enough to have me worried for the next three months and hanging out for the next test. Will it be up, or will it be a glitch like it was last March. BUGGER, Bugger, Bugger. Cheers Sailor Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually. Jimi Hendrix
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Hi Sailor, What's up??
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Ditto from me Sailor?
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I think Bugger, bugger, bugger is more than appropriate. I know my Dad has a small hissy fit whenever his PSA is slightly elevated . When I had a slightly elevated LFT (liver function)my GP ordered it to be redone. He rang me at work and said I needed it to be done that day - needless to say tears and cups of tea were in order.When I then saw the onologist, it was within range and my GP was just being extra cautious. Enjoy the scotch and I would love to say "don't worry" and know that you will take it on board but unfortunately we all know that sometimes that doesn't happen. I'm going with slightly elevated will be a glitch. Enjoy Chrissy and go into the backyard and scream 'bugger' as much as you like. Glad the blog was sorted before I wen to bed as I would have worried all night as well! Take care, S
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Hey sailor ... as far as i am concerned you can say bugger as much as you want!! Lets hope the raised psa is just a false alarm for you. I do admire the way that you seem to cope with having had cancer for so long and the amount of treatment you must have gone through in all that time. Then of course i have to admire you ability to write and the fact that you are a very caring and kind invidual. :) Have a merry christmas, sailor and say bugger allllll you want. Julie
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Sailor, You always have the right words!!! Like everyone else, I hope this level is a 'glitch' and I hope that the next three months can pass without 'too much' worry but with plenty of scotch and sodas!! and the odd 'bugger'!! to help pass the time! Jill.
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Sailor you can swear as much as you like. I think you are entitled to. If it helps, I just swore for you! Probably not something you would say, but it occasionally helps me! Take a deep breath, it calms the mind.My cat whispered to me that you should take your cat to bed and let him purr you to sleep,like she does for me - cats give great advice! Take care and don't worry - it's almost Christmas
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