I think I lost that filter sometime around 1968. I'm now retired, but I spent most of my working life, other than the decade in which my wife and I had our own business, knowing full well that paid work had very little connection to real life. To me, a bad day at work is when the Air Force accidentally rockets a Navy patrol boat to oblivion. All the the stuff that people get jacked up about
in corporate jobs always struck me as pretty pathetic. I guess that's why I spent my working life as a skilled specialist, but was never a director or V.P. other than when my wife and I had ran our own small business.
My inclination was always to tell people my opinion of what needed to be done and then to do it, even when it meant ignoring or working around middle-managers who thought otherwise or whose opinions weren't supported by evidence or sufficient information. Somehow I managed to stay employed and reasonably well paid while people all around me were merged out, down-sized, right-sized or otherwise sent packing by whatever euphemism for "we've eliminated your job" was in vogue.
My PCa diagnosis came only shortly after after the internet squeezed my wife and me out of our subscript
ion newsletter business and my subsequent return to corporate life. I can't really say the PCa affected my attitude, because I already looked at my return to corporate life as one more trip through the looking glass where I knew I would feel like an explorer visiting some strange tribe.
-DX March 2002 - PSA 9.4, needle biopsy PCa 75% left lobe.Small focus right.
-RP April 2002. Pathology PT3B N0 MX Gleason=7 (3+4), seminal vesicle involvement. No lymph node involvement.
-Post-surgery PSA low of 0.01; slow rise to 0.4 (August 2009).
-SRT Jan/Feb 2010. Enlarged lymph node near prostate bed targeted. Casodex 3 months during SRT
-PSA 0.00 Jan 2013
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