this will be my last year on SC, after 15 yrs it's time to move on!
I've been to 4 continents, lived in 2 and in 3 countries. I've been to places and seen things most will never have the opportunity to in their life time. I've been a trained musician now for 6 decades and a professional one for 4. Altho I'm pretty much a has-been musician due to my luck with arthritis, I still putt around when I can but unfortunately I can't take it as seriously as in the past.
Late fall of 2017 I was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic prostate cancer. It's incurable and has spread elsewhere. I'm not one to be bitter nor do I feel sorry for myself. It is what it is and have come to the grip of reality. Even with severe pain since June 2017 I've tried to do my normal routine I love until I ended up being stuck in bed. That lasted 7 weeks easy but I forced myself to get up and do what I could.
My days are numbered for sure as they have discovered that the cancer has quickly spread to my groin and hip areas. I was so tired of laying in bed in the nursing/rehab facility that I forced myself to get up and do something about it. Physical therapy was a bit difficult at first but I had a need and want to go home. My mind was set to get out as quickly as possible, the only problem was sitting, standing and walking was holding me back. I couldn't do any of it. It took me 2 weeks of hard work to conquer all and was released to go home!