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Cheshire Chris's Treatment Thread

Posted 15 Mar 2022 at 17:12
Got a phone call yesterday morning asking me to go to Arrowe Park hospital (where the people leaving Wuhan in China were first quarantined for possible exposure to Covid - gosh, that does seem a long time ago and a different world, doesn't it?) for my "missed" chest CT scan. In and out in 5 minutes because it was done without contrast. Got a call this morning from the urology nurse saying that the scan was clear - how's that for fast scan reporting! - so next scan will be in a year's time.

Next on the agenda is my 6-monthly PSA check and telephone consultation with the specialist nurses at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre where I was treated. That'll be early May.

So good news all round!



Posted 15 Mar 2022 at 17:38
Great news from one Cheshire Chris to another 😆

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

Posted 16 Mar 2022 at 07:09
Great news Chris x

regards barbara

Posted 25 Apr 2022 at 15:30

My 6-monthly phone appointment with my excellent cancer nurse is next week, so I had a preparatory PSA test on Thursday. The results have come back as 1.2, which is good. I had my RT in Feb/Mar 2019, and my PSA history since then has been:

2.0: Oct 19

1.4: Apr 20

1.5: Oct 20

1.5: Mar 21

1.2: Oct 21

1.3: Jan 22

1.2: Apr 22

So it seems that approaching three and a half years after RT I'm still at my nadir, which is great.

Waiting for tests never gets easier. If anything I find myself more stressed out waiting for my test results now than ever. In the future I'll try to have a test on a Monday or Tuesday so I won't have to wait over a weekend, I think 😁. I don't know about anyone else, but for me the mental aspects of prostate cancer have been worse than the physical ones, and it's a life sentence. Oh well, I can put it out of my mind again until November now.



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Posted 25 Apr 2022 at 15:38

Good news Chris 👍.

And I agree the mental side of this disease along with the HT have wreaked havoc with my mind. Not so good at the moment waiting to find out if my PCa has become castrate resistant…. 

Take care


Posted 25 Apr 2022 at 17:13

It’s been awhile since I finished treatment. My Triptorelin effect expired October 2020. I was undetectable PSA then, now I’ve had three six monthly checks all at PSA 0.4

Posted 25 Apr 2022 at 19:05
Mate that’s REALLY good news and I’m so pleased for you. I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t get stressed with results , but ever since deemed incurable I tend to just crack on with work and keep myself occupied. I guess what will be will be and I can’t change anything. It was emotionally very tough waiting 5 weeks for my latest bone and ct scan results , even though the psa was still good. In honesty I’m more at the stage where I’m concerned about freedom to travel and get insurance and pack in as much as I can , than worry about bad results because they are inevitable ( agent Smith , Matrix ).

Keep on soldiering on 👍👍

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

Posted 25 Apr 2022 at 22:00

Yes Chris, I passed the 70 mark 2 weeks ago and decided to get on with life, got a new grandson very late December, a surprise from my 42 year old youngest girl! Something to look forward to is every weeks visit

shes decided to marry long term partner end of May he’s 51 so I think they must have worked hard at it😂

It seems such a long time ago we were both in the real dark times


Posted 21 May 2022 at 20:27
Not the best of days 🙁. Nothing to do with prostate cancer, but I was woken up about 3am this morning by the most agonising pain in my groin - like being stabbed. Thought I’d maybe pulled a muscle, but I stuck it out until mid morning then went to my local GP walk-in centre. He reckons I’ve got an “inguinal hernia” and it’ll need surgery. Got to go and see my own GP on Monday and hopefully get an urgent urology referral. Not what I was hoping for. The pain’s eased off a bit, but still extremely uncomfortable. Could have done without this 🙂.

Oh well, such is life…


Posted 21 May 2022 at 20:30

Hope you are sorted soon like most off us on here been through the mill enough let's all have a bit off luck for a change hope you get treatment asap 👍

Posted 21 May 2022 at 20:49

Hi Chris 

I agree just as things seem to be going okay there is always something going to jump up and kick you in the nuts

I have been feeling really good lately and two weeks ago I let a friend talk me into cycling the coast to coast route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. Everything went okay and I survived it over the three days. Two days after getting back my left eye started going black from the bottom upwards. Luckily I saw a specialist who told me I had a detached retina I needed immediate surgery which I got at a specialist eye hospital near me. While I was there they checked my right eye and found a tear in my eye retina which they fixed at the same time.

Initial treatment was seven days laying on my side to allow the retina to reattach after surgery, painful as hell and boring too! I’m allowed up tomorrow for the first time can’t wait


Posted 22 May 2022 at 06:02
Omg horror story..
Posted 22 May 2022 at 09:05

Hope the treatment works 100% - wishing you a speedy recovery

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