At least I hope you don’t.
This story starts way back in late April (to me anything older than yesterday seems to be “way back”). Every spring when we get back both our motor home and I go for a Lube, Oil, Filter and inspection. No, we don’t go to the same place, but we both go. Mine said my PSA level had jumped a bit, so I needed more inspection. Over the summer I go to the specialist and he checks me over stem to stern (mostly stern) and decides I need a biopsy which I had a couple of weeks ago. Tuesday we got the results. I have prostrate cancer. It’s mild and there’s just a bit but it needs attention.
We chose the surgery over the radiation, but the earliest appointment is late March 2011. I’m good with that, I want to go to Mexico and I want to leave next week.
I’m not telling you all this because I’m looking for sympathy. I know you care.
I am telling you this to remind you that 1 out of 8 men get Prostrate Cancer and some of us don’t catch it early enough.
If you are male and over 50, best you start paying attention.
If you are already paying attention, give yourself a treat. You deserve it.
For more information on Prostrate Cancer please visit the Canadian Prostrate Health Council