Hi, I had blood tests last week to see if my PSA has improved. Well the good news is that it has come down. Yeehaaa It is still high but that may due to the catheters / plumbing problems that I have been having. This is going to be checked out again next week (another hospital visit) but I don't have to have a blood test to check my PSA for another two months. I feel like I have been given a reprieve. Radiotherapy has now been pushed back - "we don't want to radiate you unnecessarily" and may not be needed at all. Another Yeehaaa I will still have a catheter until I can p*ss without pain (and it can be painful). Skinnydipping in the pool is not on when there is a tube hanging out of you is probably not the best look. Although maybe if I was suurounded by others in the same boat (or pool) it wouldn't be so bad. So now I can have a 'relatively' relaxed Christmas. Now that this has happened to me it makes me really feel the pain that all of you are going through particularly when you can't see the end of the tunnel. I feel guilty. My heart goes out to you and I hope and pray that all the 'issues' get sorted your futures are full of promise. Cheers Kym
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Hey Kym \good news re your dropping psa levels... well done. Julie
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Hi Kym, That's great news about PSA levels and no radiation. Gives you some much needed relief and time to de-stress. I wish you and your family a wonderful and relaxing christmas... just enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Reindeer xx
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Hi Kym That's really good news....I hope you and your family have a really lovely Christmas and your New Year is filled with happiness and good health. Kind regards, Willow.
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What a great christmas present! Very happy and relieved that you have such great news. I can see many "yeehaaaa" moments for you Sharon xxxxx
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Hi Kym, Great to read your news, really happy for you. Me thinks you may be 'dreaming' about the 'relaxed' Christmas, aren't you the one with SIX kids!!!!! LOL. Enjoy every moment, chaos and all!! Best wishes, Jill.
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Thanks to all of you for your comments and best wishes. I must say that I feel a great sense of relief. I know that all may not be over but a break from it is good. My wife seems less positive than I am - not sure whether that is trying to protect me from things or its just a negative reaction. Hope your Christmas is spent with all the important peopl in your life and the New Year brings good health and good fortune. Cheers Kym
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Hi Kym, If your wife is anything like me (and we've already established that we have some things in common!) then she may appear less positive because it is a way of protecting herself. I am a person who is tentative about getting my hopes up too high in case they are dashed. It all stems from years ago, when we were trying to start a family and I had a number of miscarriages, after 6 miscarriages and 3 ectopic pregnancies I couldn't allow myself to get my hopes up too high, the history (and odds) didn't appear in my favour. I became a realist after that experience, I always am hopeful about things AND I am also aware that reality doesn't always mean our hopes come true. It is a really tricky tightrope walk, keeping the balance! Jill.
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