Is it the cancer?

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   Posted 3/22/2013 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
No it was the pizza. Last night after our daughters track meet where as a freshman she placed first in the relay and third in the long and tripple jumps fyi we bought a take in bake pizza. If I had stopped to chew I may have noticed the sausage tasted funny. I was cursed with the Hershey squirts and vomiting all night last night as well as chills and muscle cramps.
Our wives love us and in the back of their mind they are waiting for things to go south. I should not have been surpriized when my sweety with a sad.look on her face said is it the cancer? No sweetheart..... its the pizza.

my wife and daughter did not eat the.sausage.
Dx6/06 age 42 psa3216 bone mets lung mets lymph mets mass growing into bladder
Lupron/Cassodex psa dropped to <0.05 all scans clear on jan. 09
2010/2011 lupron holiday and 6 months d.e.s.
Psa rising 6/11
Bone scan 2/20/12 clearg
cat scan 2/17/12 1 nodule lower lobe right lung 1.5cm square
Completed Provenge therapy June 1st 2012
Restarted cassodex June 5th 2012
Current age 48
Psa irrelevent

Water Guy
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   Posted 3/22/2013 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
My experience has always been if it looks funny and the first taste is funny do not eat it. Good it wasn't the PC but you should contact the people who sold you the pizza and warn them they are spreading food poisoning and get your money back.
We will make sure we do not have pizza in Atlanta next week.

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   Posted 3/22/2013 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
People usually mean well, but, because they don't understand, they can sometimes be annoying.

At a recent family gathering I was at, I was standing in the middle of some folks drinking my lemonade when, not paying attention to my mouth when I should have been, I carelessly gulped some of the lemonade down the wrong way and, of course, started coughing like crazy.

A couple of my relatives nearby, who knew my PCa situation, turned to me and asked with concern "is it the cancer?"

I felt like saying "Don't be ridiculous! I just swallowed a little of my drink the wrong way, that's all!" But I bit my tongue, said I was all right, and graciously thanked them for their concern.

I think that was the right thing to do. After all ,they were genuinely concerned about me and were sincerely asking what seemed to them to be a reasonable question. They couldn't be blamed for asking what they asked, they just didn't know any better.

I do try to cut others some slack when they, due to ignorance, think every time I hiccup I am reacting to the cancer.
Age: 67
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
TURP, 7/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6, T1c
No mets, PCa likely still contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSA (8/3/2012): 0.1
PSA (12/7/2012): 0.1

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   Posted 3/22/2013 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Todd, I probably would have felt the same way as your wife. Once cancer has come a-calling, our minds tend to always go there at the first sign of anything wrong. Sounds like you had a fun time dealing with the SEs of a bad pizza!

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   Posted 3/22/2013 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I know exactly what you mean. Last year I lost 25lbs and a couple of waist sizes and my neighbor who is an RN asked me one day if my cancer had come back and I asked her why she thought that? She told me she noticed my dramatic weigh lost and worried if my cancer did it. I did tell her indirectly it did  as my PC caused me have a change in life style to be healthier.
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