My Prostate and Me – Part 10,


So at the end of my last post I had just escaped from the QA following my Brachytherapy procedure. This was to be a temporary escape as I had to present myself back at the hospital for a CAT scan. So the following Monday I dutifully presented myself for scrutiny. Unfortunately it was organised chaos… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 10,

My Prostate and Me – Part 8


My Prostate Operation Was Cancelled – After 3 + hours of waiting. Well, it’s taken me a while to get my thoughts together after what turned out to be a really stressful morning. Truth be told, I had probably been stressing for quite a few days but had not realised…… As I said in my… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 8

My Prostate and Me – Part 5


Monday I had a meet with my consultant. We reviewed my notes, discussed my latest blood test and the current PSA levels which are still high. This was not unexpected and I wanted to use this session to fill in answers to a number of questions buzzing around in my head . How long would… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 5

My Prostate And Me – Part 4


So, It’s been a while, almost exactly a year. Had a fairly intense conversation with a close friend last night. The intensity was about Steve  Jobs and Apple, not my prostate, but that’s another story. Anyway during our conflab I was berated for not adding anything to my blog. In essence he was telling me… Continue reading My Prostate And Me – Part 4

My Prostate and Me – Part 3


Template Biopsy ! Monday was one of the longest days of my life. I was scheduled for a “Template Biopsy” which for the un-initiated is described thus ….. The template biopsy is carried out using an ultrasound probe which is passed into your back passage and samples of the prostate gland are obtained through the… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 3

My Prostate and Me – Part 2


Some of you may have read my previous post on this subject. I realise that I left it as something of an open-ended, cliff edge item. I had intended to follow-up fairly quickly with the following but for some reason I found I couldn’t  seem to find the time ??? Yet I managed to post… Continue reading My Prostate and Me – Part 2

Idiotic Outpatient Appointment Rules


On Tuesday 9th October, 2012 I had just completed an appointment with the consultant dealing with my Prostate Cancer. I left the hospital clutching the details of my next appointment. Having elected for  “Active Surveillance” the next appointment, to review PSA blood test results, was scheduled for four months time. i.e. 11:10 on Monday 18th… Continue reading Idiotic Outpatient Appointment Rules