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Oncologist Treats Prostate Cancer

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Prostate Examination Changes Life

‘I think a Prostate examination would be appropriate Dave’, my GP suggested after discounting a possible hip operation. Within a day or two things got moving. Appointment made to see an urologist. A biopsy, 21 shots, no anesthetic. Facing a stern lecture, ‘you have grade 9 cancer with a 92% chance of being outside your prostate.’ Showing me an array of extremely gruesome photos and diagrams he said, ‘I will preform an operation, but in my opinion Christmas this year will be your last.’

Brutal frankness of my urologist and events of the previous couple of weeks had my mind racing. Thinking a hip operation as an alternative would not be so bad after all...

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Unexpected Impromptu Visit by Friends.

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   We look for Sunshine in our Friends

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Good and Not so Good Times Wash In and Out

Unexpected Impromptu Visit by Friends.

Unexpected impromptu visit by friends fulfilled our ‘blank minds’ over what will we do for Easter. Friends who we spent part of our life growing up with in another lifetime long past swung by our way over Easter, much to our surprise and delight. Meeting occasionally over the years through the odd family event, it appears while our careers were being established and our own families were growing up we were all too busy and preoccupied in our own worlds to interact the way we once did.

Conversation is easy and exciting catching up on past years, fishing trips, old school friends,and apart from grand children, broken family marriages, changes in health status and outrage...

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Phone Call September 2012 From My GP

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Phone call

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Phone call

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Phone Call From My GP.

A phone call September 2012 from my G.P., ‘Dave, I need to see you’. During a visit a few days before, he had identified a life long back problem being the cause of chronic hip pain ruling out hip replacement,much to my relief, when he commented, he hadn’t seen me for a year or two we better do some blood tests.

The diagnosis;  ‘Dave, your psa level is 45 and you have advanced prostate cancer, I have made an appointment for you to see a urologist tomorrow’.  Completely numbed I thought to myself, ‘What did he just say’? He finished, ‘I advise you to take it’.

The urologist was unimpressed, but settled a little when I said, ‘I don’t even know why I’m here, let alone what a urologist is’. After computer analysis I was told a 90% cha...

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A Mans Best Friend.

Mans Best Friend.

Wet and Happy in the Front Seat

Mans Best Friend.

It’s well known that a dog and its carer can become very attached, thus the old adage, mans best friend. Herman and I were no exception and were seldom apart. Instinctively, a very good cattle working dog, Herman responded to further training for other various activities including hunting and retrieving water fowl and ground birds, hunting and finding pigs and deer. He wasn’t quite as useful at fishing, but loved a trip out on the ocean none the less, enjoying the meal that followed as did everyone else. Cats, rats, ferrets, stoats, mice and kids ice-creams were all at peril if in the wrong place at the wrong time. In saying that, house or domestic cats were not on his list of things to do, although they often got the eye ball.

Herman li...

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