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Offline sedge

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A bit more prostate cancer news
« on: 12 October 2016, 03:56:13 PM »
Just got back from the hospital after Pete's latest appointment with his Oncologist to assess the current results of his radiotherapy.  They don't do an actual assessment of the treatment until 2 - 3 months after it ends, since the radiology stays within you for a further 4 - 6 weeks ish, only then can your body starts to return to normal so if you happen to have a test before that time, you can't rely on it.

So it was with some trepidation we'd been awaiting this ......

The oncologist asked how he was then without further ado announced that he was pleased to tell us, that Pete's PSA score from the blood taken last Thursday was 'undetectable'.

Hoorah !  Let's hope it stays that way, now.  He has an apt with the Urology consultant in January, then after that they take it turn and turn about at 6 monthly intervals with PSA tests before each one - assuming he carries on OK.

(Did I ever tell you what a really lovely, good looking chap the Oncologist is?  Funnily enough, though he's always been fine, I'd really not noticed how handsome he was until today .  Odd, that!)

Oh - and perhaps it IS Pete's lucky day?   :)  :)

He had a call from Aviva a while ago, asking for some personal info.  Odd really because all he has with them is motor insurance and of course he'd already told them.  So he asked them if it was that cover it was about?  No they said - this is the Life & Pensions Department.  Chat, have you always lived in that area?  Yes - man and boy.  What line of work did you do before you retired?  Blah, blah.  Oh, I'd been wondering whether you'd ever been involved in the Motor trade - lot of that about in that area.  Not since I left the Jag - I started from school in the toolroom at what was then, the Daimler - but I left in about 1972 to pursue other lines of work - never been unemployed in my life.  Thanks very much, we'll be in touch, if we need to.

Long and short of it is, he's just had an email to say that the Jag owe him a pension (which has increased apparently, in the interim, from approx. 13s 4d a year) and is still so small that if he takes payment of it on an ongoing basis it would be paid ANNUALLY so he's probably going to take a lump sum (and we'll blow it on a loaf LOL - or fill the motorhome diesel tank a few times) since it would take nearly 14 years of the annual payments to get to that amount.
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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #1 on: 12 October 2016, 05:03:39 PM »
Fantastic news on the prostate, you must be feeling less stressed even if you weren't aware you were actually stressed  :)

A far as the pension goes, try not to spend it all at once  ;)
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #2 on: 12 October 2016, 06:53:36 PM »
Yay! Always nice to receive an email offering you money even if it's just enough for a swanky meal out at McDonalds :D
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #3 on: 12 October 2016, 07:29:40 PM »
good news sedge
all the best from me and diane
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #4 on: 12 October 2016, 08:09:53 PM »
Fabulous news Sedge!  Really glad to hear about Pete's undetectable PSA.  Long may it continue!  I have a first hand idea of how welcome that news must be for the pair of you!

As to the pension.... woo hoo.... LOL!


A couple of years ago I had something similar.  My gran took out an insurance policy on me when I was born.  A penny a week.  LOL! Mum took it over when Gran died, and they decided it cost more to collect the money than it was worth, so they made it "paid up" in 1979 and I was lucky enough to get £1,600 from it!  Bought premium bonds... so far have won £25 in about 2 or 3 years!
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #5 on: 12 October 2016, 08:32:36 PM »
Fantastic news Sedge! What a relief that must be. Here's hoping that official remission is in the cards for him soon!
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #6 on: 12 October 2016, 09:55:44 PM »
Great news for Pete and you Sedge! :)

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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #7 on: 12 October 2016, 10:39:00 PM »
Thanks everybody - Paul I rather think they don't pronounce remission or even a cure LOL, ever.  Only Oh good, that's OK then - for now!  See you in X months ......
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #8 on: 13 October 2016, 10:10:07 AM »
Good news for you both.  Let us hope that Pete's prostate cancer problem is now a thing of the past.   :-*
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #9 on: 13 October 2016, 06:12:58 PM »
Thanks!  How's John now?
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #10 on: 14 October 2016, 12:20:50 PM »
Thanks!  How's John now?

He is tired having been pulled about so much in the hospital. 

I don't think he is looking forward to Tuesday and the next couple of months as he will have six occasions of having to have a catheter inserted so they can put the chemical into his bladder.  Hopefully, the treatment will line the bladder and stop the bleeding so he doesn't go into retention when blood clots form. 
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #11 on: 14 October 2016, 05:41:18 PM »
Poor John

I hate to think of the pain and suffering he is currently enduring and I do hope this new treatment will prove a success Pauline.
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #12 on: 14 October 2016, 10:45:34 PM »
Just got back from the hospital after Pete's latest appointment with his Oncologist to assess the current results of his radiotherapy.  They don't do an actual assessment of the treatment until 2 - 3 months after it ends, since the radiology stays within you for a further 4 - 6 weeks ish, only then can your body starts to return to normal so if you happen to have a test before that time, you can't rely on it.

So it was with some trepidation we'd been awaiting this ......

The oncologist asked how he was then without further ado announced that he was pleased to tell us, that Pete's PSA score from the blood taken last Thursday was 'undetectable'.

Hoorah !  Let's hope it stays that way, now.

Brilliant!
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Long and short of it is, he's just had an email to say that the Jag owe him a pension (which has increased apparently, in the interim, from approx. 13s 4d a year) and is still so small that if he takes payment of it on an ongoing basis it would be paid ANNUALLY so he's probably going to take a lump sum (and we'll blow it on a loaf LOL - or fill the motorhome diesel tank a few times) since it would take nearly 14 years of the annual payments to get to that amount.

Spend that enormous windfall on a celebratory dinner! :)
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Re: A bit more prostate cancer news
« Reply #13 on: 17 October 2016, 02:28:31 PM »
LOL Alan - I think we might get more than one dinner out of it - neither of us is into spending far too much money on food that isn't VFM - a bit too much, maybe, for the right ambience !
Jenny

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