So, in celebration of my Scotch/Irish Celtic heritage, I wore my kilt today! If you've never tried one, you'd be surprised how comfortable they are. It's in my family Graham tartan (our name today descends from that clan).
At my church's Friday morning men's group we're doing a video series. There are about
50 guys that attend (at 6am Friday!). So this morning, I asked for a minute at the start of the session to make a little announcement. In our area, you never see guys in kilts, so it's attention-grabbing.
I told them the usual question is "What's under there?". Big laugh, of course. Then using the line from "Kilted to Kick Cancer"
, I said," Under here is a 1 in 8 chance for any of us men to get prostate cancer". Continuing, "Look around, that means multiple people in this very room. Please ask your doctors for PSA tests, even if they don't want to do them. Get a baseline at 45, annual checks starting at 50, and watch the trends.".
It was way outside my fairly introverted comfort zone, but quite gratifying and well received. My wife laughs, she says, "I can't even get you to wear a tie, but you'll wear that
Bx: 6/12 pos, G9=5+4 (80%, 60%), 4+5 (2@100%, 80%, 10%), PNI+
cT3a (3TMRI: Bilateral EPE, NVB+, SV-, LN-)
Date PSA fPSA
9/12 4.1 15%
3/13 5.2 12% PCA3=31
IGRT by IMRT, 44 done 8/28/13: 50.4 Gy pelvic nodes, 79.2 Gy prostate
ADT2 3 yrs: Lupron/Casodex, ended 3/16
Post: (age now 59)
PSA <0.1 : 8/13 - 5/16.
PSA 0.2-8/16, 0.5-12/16, 0.7-3/17, TBD-6/17
Post Edited (Redwing57) : 3/17/2017 1:14:36 PM (GMT-6)