Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Happy anniversary to us!



Hubby brought me some Close Eyes on Monday. It was a surprise! Our anniversary was Tuesday, be we had stuff to do.

We 'celebrated' by going into a 6-mos. regular appointment to check out the progress of his prostate cancer.

I don't know where the time went!

Happy anniversary to us, 
Saturday, Aug. 22nd, 2002!
Off we went, into the city. First we had lunch with Caitlin. Then, off we went for appointment #63, this one with the urologist.

A storm was brewing!

We made it into the hospital by 1:09 p.m., for a 1:15 appointment. The waiting room moved well. There were 3 or 4 specialists working. We went into the room at 1:23.

This is the bag my dear friend, Jean, made for my 60th birthday! It hold the iPad and my sketching materials. I did a silly sketch whilst waiting.


While the bone scan showed his cancer hasn't metastasized into his bones, the CT Scan did show that his lymph nodes are enlarged. He's going to start hormone therapy in September. This treatment could give us another ten years. This is good news. We're going to go with intermittent hormone therapy, monitoring the PSA, and when the injections lower the PSA count, we'll stop for about 18 - 24 months. Eventually, these injections won't keep the PSA cancer cells at bay. They figure a way around that. In the meantime, we'll be having injections in the city every 3 months. There will be some side effects, but not too onerous.

Also, we had the opportunity to participate in one of two studies. There is one that will examine lifestyle (exercise, nutrition, etc.) and how well the injections work. 
We know how well these basic lifestyle measures work for all of us: watching our weight, exercising, eating properly, sleep hygiene, limit stress, watch your blood pressure, sleep, laugh, socialize, think, and enjoy life. It'll be interesting to see what happens. It's a questionnaire filled in each time we visit for the hormone therapy

Finishing with the doctor, we arrived back in the parking lot, ready for the trip home.

We skedaddled out of the city, done all by Back in, through highway #43, slow going with road work!

Off to the drug store to drop off the prescription of the doc. Perth had some rain! The parking lot was flooded.
 
Dinner in town!
 

Home to quietly watch TV!

11 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

What a way to celebrate your life together, by carrying on with living and enjoying each others company. Happy Anniversary, a day late.

Debbie said...

happy anniversary, it looks and sounds like a happy life!!!

i like the bike...and the homemade bag!!!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I love you two - silver linings and all that!!! HAPPY ANNIE AND HERE'S TO MANY MORE!!! Huggies, YAM xx

William Kendall said...

Happy Anniversary!

You must have still been in the hospital when the big system hit in the latter afternoon. I imagine that also gave Perth a soaking.

Red said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. AND MORE GOOD NEWS ON THE CANCER FRONT.

The Furry Gnome said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

happy Anniversary.... silver linings and smiles -- that's the important thing.

Anvilcloud said...

You are clearly making the best of things, so good on you. Happy anniversary.

DUTA said...

Best Wishes and Blessings on your wedding anniversary!
I like the pictures with the approaching storm.

Nancy J said...

Seize the days. Somehow I missed this post.XXX And a Happy Anniversary. When is his birthday?

Lowcarb team member said...

Sending lots of belated Happy Anniversary Wishes to you both.
That was good news on the Cancer ... here's to many more happy years together.

My good wishes

All the best Jan