How are you woman? Did you and Adam make it through the storm OK? I sent you an email earlier but I thought I'd post here anyway, just in case.
Give us an update on how you are... How's the garden hose? How are your thyroid treatment options going? (Maybe your dad too, if you're up for it.)
Most importantly, just want to make sure you're OK.
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What a buddy you are, Lil!
The wind is slowly dying down. It was nuts! My cats were bouncing off the walls (they love to go outside but even they knew they would have been obliterated by the 60-mph gusts; they'd stick one paw out the door and leap right back in )
My dad is okay, we haven't really talked about what he's going to do (or not do) in regards to treatment. He probably won't end up doing anything unless the cancer starts becoming more aggressive. He IS, however, almost recovered from his post-biopsy infection - it took forever but at least he's mobile again! He was going absolutely bonkers when he was laid up in bed for all those weeks.
As far as my treatment goes, I'd like to try those anti-thyroid drugs first to see how I do. If I can't tolerate 'em or they make my white count plummet too much or something, then I'll think about the radioactive treatment. But I don't feel very comfortable killing off my thyroid just yet. It's such an important organ! I see the endocrinologist (a D.O., represent!) next Friday, so we'll see what he says about my idea.
Thanks for checking in girly. How's sunny San Fran?
The problem with treating prostate cancer is that the effects of treatment have a lot of risks, especially for older men (my dad is 72). Lots of doctors don't want to operate on them, so surgery would be difficult and also a painful recovery. Radiation can cause permanent urinary tract damage. If he was 40, that'd be one thing; lots of years left. But my dad is getting up there in age, so I can see where he's coming from that he will likely choose to not treat it. He told me that prostate cancer itself is probably the "best" cancer to get because it's so slow-growing, most men who die with prostate cancer don't actually die from the cancer, but from old age. So that's good news.
Thanks for the update.
I understand… It’s just sad. L