I thought I was Coming out of limbo! That medieval imagining between heaven and hell. I was premature. Anticipating, Impatient, Before my time. Blood results came swiftly! With the usual - Insulting, letter about not Interpreting the results Myself. After twelve years, I think I know What the results mean. But at least they were Bulk billed UP, Up, up and Away! With a doubling time of Three months. Officially the latest Clinical guide says “Extremely high risk for adverse clinical outcomes” They state it so nicely! But there was the CT scan! Bless the CT scan - It is worth any amount of Extra radiation. No change since the last scan Eighteen months ago!!! The oncologists have discussed And DISCUSSED. Do Nothing they Say - Have another three months of quality life - Test again and we will discuss again. I am pleased to be back in limbo - It is better than hell. Perhaps I’ll become a Limbo dancer. Sailor 19/6/10 He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger. Hammond Ines


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Excellent Sailor - no change in 18 months - keep sailing..
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I'm about to have a prostate rebore, Sailor. My wondeful physician 'Hasty' said: "Don't worry. When your prostate is bigger than your brain, then you'll be ready to go into Parliament". H
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Do limbo dancers wear grass skirts? If they don't perhaps you can start a new trend. 😄 Grats!
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Thanks Harker, that gave me a great belly laugh!!
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Hi Sailor, No change in 18 months, wonderful news. Yay for CT scans with good results. Best wishes, Jill
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Brilliant Sailor. Who'd have thought that limbo was such a great place? Good luck Harker.I really don't think that parliament is ready for you! The anaesthesist for my surgeon who does all of his colonoscopies on alternate Wednesdays, always has a quip about it being "that" day in the surgical cycle. I guess if all you see are bums for the whole day, you are permiited a slight joke at the patient's expense! S
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G'day Harker Prostate vs brain size - the crossover to the former being larger than the latter can arise from two effects: enlargement of the prostate or shrinkage of the brain. Seriously however - is the person you call 'Hasty' a true physician or is that a generic term you are using? The problem here is that urologists are trained as surgeons, think like surgeons and act like surgeons, as a gross generalisation. There is the truism that if the only tool you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail! A rebore may be the most appropriate treatment for you, provided other treatments have also been considered. One of my GP's told me the other day how he has a huge prostate - benign prostatic hyperplasia as the cause - and that he deals with it with a range of drugs. Eventually he will need a rebore, but not yet. In many cases some minor lifestyle changes can bring about a huge improvement. The problem is that there are side effects that often men do not get told about and you are a relatively young person. It might be worth your while looking at the prostatehealth.org.au website, specifically at http://www.prostatehealth.org.au/quickdips1.htm and following though some of the references there. I'm deliberately putting this on the public website, as there are a lot of other blokes out there, ant their partners, who need to know more about these things. Cheers Sailor An incorrectly identified mark is a hazard, not an aid, to navigation. Alton B. Moody
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Hi Sailor So good to hear that your results were ok. It is a great relief isn't it when we hear that the scans were clear. You blogs are a delight to read......and your advice and obvious care for everyone on this site is amazing....... Take care, Willow
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