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.