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Thread: The beast revisits

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    Super Moderator Top User Baz10's Avatar
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    Hi Bob,
    Watch away my friend, lol
    Unfortunately the garden is probably the worst looking it has been in many years coming into the spring.
    Couple of excuses
    * If it gets any soggier it will be floating the amount of rain we have had.
    * Healthwise Just haven’t been up to it, lame excuse I know but that’s how it is.
    Cant recall who sang “Things can only get better” but hoping the song title pans out.

    Annie had to go to the GP and said she feels a wreck, Paul looked, smiled and said “Talking about wrecks look left and He is a wreck.”.
    Who was to her left, myself of course.
    Cheeky bugger I said, another smile.
    Keep gardening my friend and careful you don’t get you’re Guru beard in the grass mower.

    Barry
    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Motto
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.

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    Nice to see BobW check in! Now you have painted a portrait of him for us.

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    Senior User Bob W's Avatar
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    My mower is a rider so will be awhile before my beard is at risk. Everyday that I can raise my head breathing I figure I am doing well. Talk about wet, planted some "pre" pots of stuff to transplant later, afraid they floated off. But the rain will stop and then I will not be allowed to sit on my butt any longer. Got my 6 month check up next week and four years poop and snoop in July dang five year mark is sooooooo slow to coming, I know, you all know, my wife even knows but until the mark is hit I could still be in the s*it. Stay Frosty all.
    now 61 years old
    Diagnosed, CRC July 14, 2014
    CT spotted worries on liver and kidneys
    MRI said no big deal
    Sigmoid out, resection September 3, 2014
    September 4, 2014 advised stage 2, no node involvement
    Home September 5, 2014
    Hemorrhaging September 8, 2014
    In hospital found a bleeder
    Home September 12, 2014

    07/21/2015 follow-up colonoscopy 1 year post diagnosis-not whistle clean but dang near it!

    0700/2018 follow-up to be scheduled

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    Super Moderator Top User Baz10's Avatar
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    The rain Bob has stopped at least for today.
    So got the old Hyter petrol mower started and with some difficulty got the grass cut.
    Struggle with the right leg I tell you, grit the teeth and carry on is my motto.
    Reminder to self to get a second opinion appointment arranged through the GP this coming week.
    Isnt life just great that I could get into the garden without thermals, ski pants or full offshore sailing gear.
    Roll on summer.
    Ive a good Bosch hedge trimmer if you need it for your beard.
    Really, did I say that. Lol
    Barry
    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Motto
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.

 

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