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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by 88GreenVN, Sep 3, 2014.
Fingers crossed Shane . Hope the new year brings you good luck
Thanks for the update Shane.
Good luck with the future tests, hope it all comes back with the results we want.
Great news about the job and having dry pants during the day
Keep us posted. x
Keep us posted.
All the best.
At 8 weeks post op things are following pretty much what they told me. So pee control has improved somewhat. I'm working 5 hour days 4 days per week making go kart parts without getting too damp. Feels good to be productive once again. But still pee every sneeze or cough or twist too quick or too far. But I am learning.
In just over a weeks time I will get a visitor from Arizona for 12 days to confirm plans to move to Florence in Phoenix Arizona in July. Time fly's by if your not watching out for it. I guess when you meet the right person, everything changes direction and well love can do some funny things to you - even when you have been told your crook. I really do feel ok and in good shape and just wait for a zero blood test number on the 23rd this month. A good friend kept a look out for me on a daily basis and kept my mind in good places.
I've not done much in the way of working out and just carry the past 3 years work well The fat and fluid in my skin as just ebbed away every week to the point I now can boast "sock gap" on my ankles. I seriously don't remember the last time that happened... probably prior to diet coke 30 years ago. So a bad blood test would be a bit of a blow now if it turns out that way.
So for now in a good head space while I don't have and bad news to deal with and look forward to the next few weeks showing someone my home town!
Sounds good Shane.
Been in a good head space is half the battle won :thumbsup:
Does sound good.
Had my blood test yesterday and now the wait for the news on the 23rd.... some one already knows my fate!!
Also Theresa arrives Friday 2pm for 12 days.. maybe things might just be on the way up - well I can only hope lol.
The doctor visit was not great with my PSA level at 0.04 meaning I could still have some prostate cells making the protein - but not meaning it is cancer. The limit they like to see is 0.02 or less. So it's a 3 month wait to see if it's up or down. I may just go get a check at 6 weeks to see if it stable or still flushing from my body. Some good news is that it's not uncommon to have this level for 10+ years. If it gets to 0.2, that is the time to worry.
So not long to wait now for the real news. I can be happy if it is stable - get on with life and value every day.
2016 is going to be my year - selfish to the core. Last year I met a wonderful lady called Theresa and she has visited me here twice now. I think I am hooked I will be moving to Phoenix in July all going well. Selling the last of my things so I leave Adelaide with just a suit case to start life over with.
The side effects of the operation are still very real and make each day a challenge - but I do have all my arms and legs - I am getting back into work making go kart parts, my mind working much better now too. The sadness seeming further behind me now as I put more time between me and the divorce. A fresh start is a great goal.
So who knows what will happen now... I will be driving a V8 Dodge van and a Prius (don't laugh) well ok have a chuckle!!!
Lots of positives with many people to thank. Everyone here that has wished me well - it helped greatly over the past few years. If the opportunity comes up to visit - by all means look me up.
Just a few more things to do on this car - like replace the boot badge and remove the extra s/c badge on the skirt. The fuel sender is sticking so half a tank is NOT half a tank. I get to drive this for a while - maybe 4 months. So it took me 2 years to get this car repaired and registered. Three weeks work turned into 2 years.
thats not a green vn lol good to see you still kicking about the old forum mate i havnt been on much of late
Well some good news this week with my second blood test coming at less than 0.03!! So still on the way down slowly 3 months after my operation and although not zero going in the right direction at last. If the next 3 month blood test is the same or lower I will not need follow up radiation treatment... which I must say is good news.
If the 3 monthly blood tests continue at the same level or fall to zero over the next 18 months they say I should be in the clear for a while, although the doc stressed my cancer can return any time and will need to get 6 monthly tests done to make sure nothing is growing.
So all in all I am well on the way to being considered in remission
Now for the really good news... need to load a photo... next post!
Theresa and me on an LA Beach in September 2015.
And Theresa arrives here for 7 weeks on Saturday ....
thats excellent news..
Fantastic news !!
Awesome news, great to hear things are heading in the right direction :thumbsup:
Shane that is great news mate.
Good to hear. Keep up the good work mate
That is fantastic news. Good to see a pic of you smiling
Onwards and upwards.
Life has improved many times over from 2 years ago. Fixed a few things to make it better, sold almost everything and now just down to 2 cases of clothes and a car load of things to move around. Getting ready to leave the land of Australia, get married and keep going with this unrelenting adventure I am on now.
I never thought I would be in this position 2 years ago. Just goes to show never giving up can pay handsomely - not in dollars - but in finding happiness - working out what really is killing you in day to day living.
Cancer made me start living for me, to cast aside the negative and controlling people around me. Acceptance was not easy.... but when you realize we are the controllers of our own happiness... it becomes so much easier to stop the drama at your doorstep, stop the negative. Live in the positive and enjoy each day as it comes.
It was not easy, but I did it without drugs, without alcohol, without anti depressants... because I wanted to feel... feel what life was like away from the poisonous minds around me at the time.
Now I feel I can start life over in a fresh environment where everything will be new, every day a new adventure into the new and unknown... and I really don't care if things go wrong, if I fail. I will be living and that my friends is all that matters.
I could be dead already... but I am so far... lucky.
And I have met someone that adores me... and don't that feel fantastic.
So thank you all on here for you well wishes... next time I post I may well be in Phoenix AZ playing with a whole bunch of different cars
I am very happy for you.
Mate this is awesome news! I remember reading your story a couple of years ago and I felt quite saddened at the time, but to read that not only are you physically healthier, but you've found some happiness and a lovely lady as well this is fantasitc! Enjoy it mate!
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