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I was sitting in the exam room of my doctor when he came in and told me that I had stage 3 prostate cancer which was inoperative,incurable and had spread. That alone is a lot to digest for anyone but rather than giving me a few minutes to process all of this, he just kept yip yapping about something I couldn't hear let alone understand.

I was in a daze and trying to digest the bad news. I already knew that it was cancer because I had seen the test results but didn't know how bad it really was. The only thing going thru my mind was that it was inoperative, incurable and that it had already spread elsewhere, so his yip yapping about something which may have been important, I totally missed out on because of his inconsideration. He was more worried about his own agenda and getting to his next patient rather than trying to understand what I was going thru. He could have easily left me alone for a few minutes and then come back and ask me how I was doing like a real caring doctor would.

Before I knew it, I was waiting up at the front desk for an appointment for a bone scan and then out the door. There was something about a prescription and knew that I needed to pick it up. It was at the pharmacy where I found out about my treatment to either stopping or slowing down the cancer. That's all we could hope for as it's only a short term fix. I was still in a bit of a daze at the pharmacy but found out that the med that I picked up was the first step of the treatment and something about an injection was the second. Anything beyond that I have no clue.

Wednesday morning I had to go in for an injection of radiation which was to travel thru my body and in two hours it would show up in affected bones had the cancer traveled there. I was sent home after the injection and 2 hrs later returned for the bone scan. I am now waiting to hear about the results. I wonder if it'll go the same way!
posted by markku on Fri Dec 1, 2017 @ 06:53 PM     2 comments    post a comment
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So sorry to hear this Markku, I had the same experience in September when the doctor came in and told me the "Sorry. but" .....
Thought I was ok and could deal with it ... until I got outside the clinic doors.
That's when the blood drained out of my head and I was pretty sure I was going to collapse ...
I wish the the very best my friend. I know that isn't much. I appreciate you sharing your story. It is not until the white coats tell you those words that it sinks in.
:: posted by audiochosis on Tue Dec 5, 2017 @ 04:31 PM   
yes indeed! I share my stories to let others with similar experiences know that they are not alone. In the last almost 15 yrs on this site I've shared my stories as I do my music, after-all, music is the inner emotions and thoughts of the artist and these are simply in a different form. There is no better way for others to understand where the music comes from.
:: posted by markku on Wed Dec 6, 2017 @ 09:23 AM   
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