Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Good news

Himself had his latest PSA test last week (for his cancer) and the results have come back.

It’s down to 1.8 which means he can stop taking the medication for a few months which is excellent news.

The medication certainly halts the cancer, but the side effects are numerous. Hot and cold flushes, depression, weight gain and severe joint pains are just a few.

But what most people don’t talk about is the fact that it causes impotence. Yes, that scary word that no one – particularly men – like to talk about.

In non medical terms, prostate cancer is caused by too much testosterone in the system, so if you knock that out, the cancer will stop growing.

So you can either get treatment and say good bye to your sex life. Or - well, I don’t need to spell it out do I?

But we had the good news yesterday, which means that in about a month’s time (when the drug has worked its way out of his system), we will be firing on all cylinders, so to speak. (How delicately put is that?)

Flowerpot now has a smile on her face.

21 comments:

ElizaF said...

Very delicately put indeed. Here is hoping the good news just keeps on coming.

ElizaF said...

ahem... no pun intended. :)

Flowerpot said...

elizaf - very subtle that! Welcome and please call again...

Katherine and Pippa, said...

There is always brachytherapy.

Lane said...

That's great news fp!

And spring's just around the corner;-)

Flowerpot said...
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Flowerpot said...

k & p - I've just looked that up, k and no he can't have that - his cancer is too advanced. But a nice idea!

lane - yes I have a spring in my step already...

Akelamalu said...

Here's to a month's time then Flowerpot! :)

Seriously, so glad to hear that himself has had good test results - fingers crossed it stays that way x

Miss Understood said...

That's fantastic news, FP. For both of you.

Ellee Seymour said...

I have a smile on my face too, and I bet Himself does as well! A good excuse to celebrate on the day.

Flowerpot said...

Ak - thanks. This intermittent treatment means they can keep his cancer under control and at least he's not on drugs all the time.

MissU - thanks also!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Ellee! A smile all ruond then!

laurie said...

this is excellent news for so many reasons!

BreadBox said...

I'm sure we are all smiling for him, and for you too:-)

N.

MarmiteToasty said...

Old English saying 'There Are More Ways To Skin A Cat' :) happy bonking LMFAO...

If you are to tired to blob then we of course will understand lol

x

Eurodog said...

Just popped by to say hello and there you are with some good news.

Flowerpot said...

laurie - you bet it is!

Breadbox - Thanks indeed.

Marmite - sorry what was that? Yawn?....

ED - lovely to see you again. If you're coming to Cornwall soon teh weather is wonderful today!

ChrisH said...

Good news indeed - make sure you leave some time to blog, won't you?!!

Flowerpot said...

chrish - I'll try!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

That's such good news FP! You must both be so relieved!

Flowerpot said...

AOJ - you bet!