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Offline Alan

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #15 on: 19 October 2017, 11:39:58 PM »
[quote author=TerryJ
I forgot to add something about foods containing a compound called sulphoraphane which also has beneficial effects (cruciferous veggies like broccoli, kale, brussels etc.)

But you have to careful about how you prepare them. Some tips here -
http://healthyhabitshub.com/how-to-cook-broccoli-without-losing-anti-cancer-agents/ 

Very interesting article. I frequently include steamed broccoli, cabbage and chinese cabbage (wombok) in my evening meals but I have never seen that tip for adding mustard before. I enjoy 'hot English' with pork or steak. I wonder if it is just as effective if the mustard is on the steak and mixes with the cabbage or broccoli internally after eating?
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« Reply #16 on: 20 October 2017, 08:35:25 AM »
I wondered that too, Alan.  We always have mustard on our beef steaks, burgers and ham.   
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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« Reply #17 on: 30 October 2017, 08:35:54 AM »
John now has an appointment to see the Urologist on 7th December. 

He hasn't heard about a bone scan yet but we were on holiday last week and when we returned home, there was a missed call from the Health Centre.  I rang them to find out what it was about and they looked on the medical records of my husband, son and I, but found no note to show who it was that had called. 

I have to go there for my diabetic eye screening this morning so when there, John may be able to find out about his bone scan.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #18 on: 30 October 2017, 11:47:26 AM »
Well it must surely be before his 7 Dec apt ?

I dunno what's normal here obviously - but surely he should be seeing Oncology?  That's just logic at play here Pauline = if they don't know where it's spread to - how do they know a Urologist can deal with it?
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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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« Reply #19 on: 30 October 2017, 02:04:59 PM »
I was thinking along the same lines as Sedge here.  I hope his bone scan is sooner rather than later, so that if necessary treatment can be started that much sooner.

Oh Pauline my heart goes out to you both.  Not knowing is almost the worst thing!
Patti


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« Reply #20 on: 30 October 2017, 09:07:32 PM »
We had a trip out to Frome this afternoon and on the way home we were chatting about his appointment.  I too thought he should have an appointment with the Oncologist rather than the Urologist.  I also thought they should have seen him earlier as it is 3 months since he had his PSA test.  I thought cancer treatment was given priority but this is not so in his case.  I have asked him to try and sort it out at the hospital tomorrow as he will be taking me up there for my pacemaker check up.  I also think he should have another PSA test to see how much it has gone up this time.
It's all very worrying.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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« Reply #21 on: 30 October 2017, 09:19:17 PM »
Pauline - this may sound a bit ...... but is it worth ringing Prostate UK and asking THEM what would be 'normal' under these circs?
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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« Reply #22 on: 31 October 2017, 01:01:18 AM »
John has now decided to ring the GP tomorrow to see what information he can get.  I made a mistake in my previous post as I thought it was 3 months since John's last PSA test.  Although he had one then, he had another one on 12th October.  However, there will still be 8 weeks between then and his appointment.

I have just been browsing the Prostate UK website.  I didn't know that they existed so thank you Jenny for pointing me in that direction.  I will refer John to it in the morning.   

Thank you Patti and Jenny for your help and good wishes in this matter.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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« Reply #23 on: 31 October 2017, 09:08:35 AM »
Please let us know what happens today Pauline. 

Julian goes for his 12 month appointment with the Urologist this morning at 11:30.  Unfortunately I cannot go with him as we have a carpenter here building the wardrobes.  I shan't rest until he gets back.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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« Reply #24 on: 31 October 2017, 09:55:17 AM »
John has spoken to the Consultants secretary this morning and she has suggested he has another PSA test just before the appointment with the Urologist.  He has now booked this at blood test at the surgery.

I have also sent him links to the Prostate Cancer UK website via email.  He hasn't opened it yet.

Patti, I hope everything is all right with Julian.  We have our fingers crossed for him. 
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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« Reply #25 on: 31 October 2017, 11:18:31 AM »
Well the extra blood test makes sense - how quickly is it changing? so I'm very pleased he did that.

I'm just gobsmacked you've never come across Prostate UK.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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« Reply #26 on: 31 October 2017, 11:38:16 AM »
I'm sure Prostate UK was mentioned at that meet we were all at, but sometimes there's so much going on isn't there?

Anyway, glad to hear that John is getting another test right before his appointment.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #27 on: 31 October 2017, 12:20:47 PM »
Well the extra blood test makes sense - how quickly is it changing? so I'm very pleased he did that.

I'm just gobsmacked you've never come across Prostate UK.

This year, the PSA levels went up 150% between 1st February and 31st July.   In less than 3 months from 31st July to 12th October it went up almost 300%. 

When Prostate Cancer UK was founded in 1996, I was a full time student studying for a degree in Geography with Environmental Studies.   I had just finished my course when my mother came to live with us as she had Alzheimer's.  At that time I didn't know anyone with prostate cancer and didn't know the charity existed.  When John was diagnosed in 2010, we weren't given a lot of information at the hospital and their name was certainly not mentioned.   

Patti, we were only able to get to one meet and I cannot remember anything being said about it then. 
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #28 on: 31 October 2017, 12:54:55 PM »
Well the extra blood test makes sense - how quickly is it changing? so I'm very pleased he did that.

I'm just gobsmacked you've never come across Prostate UK.

This year, the PSA levels went up 150% between 1st February and 31st July.   In less than 3 months from 31st July to 12th October it went up almost 300%. 

When Prostate Cancer UK was founded in 1996, I was a full time student studying for a degree in Geography with Environmental Studies.   I had just finished my course when my mother came to live with us as she had Alzheimer's.  At that time I didn't know anyone with prostate cancer and didn't know the charity existed.  When John was diagnosed in 2010, we weren't given a lot of information at the hospital and their name was certainly not mentioned.   

Patti, we were only able to get to one meet and I cannot remember anything being said about it then.

Not criticising Pauline, until someone you know has it there's no need for you to even think about it.  I just recalled that at a meeting Pete was showing a pack from the organisation, though it may have been to Paul at the meeting after the one you came to.  Now I think about it, there were two meetings where the subject was discussed, so perhaps the meeting you came to was about the time Pete was diagnosed and Pete was talking to Paul at the later meet.  I know Paul was at both the one you came to and the one after.  It gets confusing!  I know that at the time we didn't join in either of the the conversations because it was only after that 2nd meeting that the GP rang us on our way home.  Julian subsequently got the same pack from the hospital.

Julian's back from his appointment with another all clear.  I truly wish that was the case for John.  Both of us keeping our fingers crossed for him.

Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Prostate Cancer Back Again
« Reply #29 on: 31 October 2017, 09:08:24 PM »
Julian's back from his appointment with another all clear.

Good news!

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I truly wish that was the case for John.  Both of us keeping our fingers crossed for him.

Also keeping my fingers crossed. But it does make it ffidicult to pyte...

Sincerely, best wishes for John.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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There is nothing I could eat I like more than my eyes.
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