Well it was just like you guys said, no big deal, just a 'hurry up and wait' routine.
Went into the exam room right on time, 1pm. waited
25 minutes and someone came in to do the EKG.
Waited 20 minutes and a doctor came in to check on medicine, ask questions, took blood presure (too high)
Wait 30 minutes and someone wants to know if blood transfusions are okay, if needed.
Wait 15 minutes for a nurse to come and explain the pre stuff, recovery and the catheder thingy.
Wait for 30 minutes and someone takes me and borrows four vials of blood.
Go upstairs and wait (did I mention the "WAIT" before ?)
and they take a chest xray.
Ninety minutes later and we are back home.
What was I worried about
Age, only 71.
July 2009, PSA 9.1, free ratio 0.16
September GLEASON 4+4=8, T2A
Calcium: 2.46 (range: 2.20 - 2.65 mmol/L)
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D: 102 (range: sufficiency:
76 - 250 nmol/L)
Bone Scan: Negative
CT Scan scheduled for Dec. 1st. (not ordered
by first urologist)
Started Casodex 50mg. on Nov. 6, first pill of 30.
Got Lupron 22.5mg ( 90 day ) on November 19.
No real side effects as of Dec. 15 except dry skin and hair but getting quite 'porky' in the belt area even though now I go to the gym, three times a week. Also I dont have a need to shave anymore so now I can save my 'shaving' allowance and direct it to my stash of Depends !
Open surgery scheduled for Jan. 22 by Dr. J. Chen
at London (Ontario) Health Sciences Centre.
NOPE, that just changed to January 20th. (2 days earlier) and the venue for entertainment gets moved to the University Hospital.
Need to get this over with ASAP so next season
I can continue with motorcycling, sailing and enjoying life, TOGETHER with my wife, Debbie.