he’s picked up again since coming out of hospital. He’s back in to the routine of having his medicines, sickness is back under control. The only difference now is that he’s in bed all the time. He’s not in pain, he’s eating a little... no proper dinners or anything... ice creams, puddings.. whatever he wishes. The carers are very good in terms of looking after his personal needs although he is supposed to have 4 visits a day, yesterday they forgot about
the afternoon call. We gave them the benefit of the doubt thinking they might be late but .. it was missed... so next time they told me to call if that happens again. I can’t fault the carers when they do arrive though. Wouldn’t be without them.
Things are as good as can be expected really, he’s enjoying watching the World Cup and tonight I think we are going to watch another Hitchcock classic 😂 he’s still smiling and has adapted so well to his situation. Mum worries about
his lack of movement but he’s happier just resting, waking for some food/drink/tv and then dozing off again. I’ve said it before, mentally he’s in a better place than he was when he was first told there was nothing more they could offer him.
I know you worry about
your father Lisa but try not to let the anxiety get the better of you. I know, easier said than done but when I look back I think to myself... all the worrying in the world would never have changed the outcome. By all means be proactive, keep asking questions but try and take each day as it comes. Bear in mind, my Dad was metastatic at diagnosis in March 2015 and it’s only since Dec 17 that he became noticeably poorly. It’s a horrible thing but somehow you just keep on going... the smile on my Dad’s face keeps me going. I’m never negative around him, ever, only once have I had a little weep in front of him. Stay strong... you’re nowhere near this stage from what I can gather.
Oops..nearly forgot to answer your question about
his brother. It’s the first time I’ve seen my Dad get teary, he got upset when talking about
it whilst he was in hospital. He couldn’t go obviously.. so we went in his place. We talked about
it ... to be honest, his brother had Alzheimers and Parkinsons and in recent years had not been able to move/talk... do anything at all. I can’t imagine how awful that would be.. We all feel he’s better off now and at peace... I don’t mean to be disregarding of life but for that poor man... those last few years wasn’t life. Very sad for all.
Anyway, I shall be off now... Dad is wanting someone to trim his beard 😂 we are a bit nervous in case we make a mess of it hehe... he really wants a full on spa day I think 😂
Keep in touch and stay strong
get on Skype! It’s easier to communicate that way... your last few e mails I think I missed.
T3b+lymph node. (March 15)
Gleason 9 (4+5) (4 +5)
Hormone tablets, followed by Zoladex.
PSA:2 (unsure of date)
PSA: 13 (June 17)
Reintroduced tablets+Bicalutamide tablet daily. Zoladex injection every 3 months
PSA: 40(Sept 17)
PSA:70 (Dec 17)
Bone mets/spine/lumbar region. Spots present at DX apparently.
Zytiga (Jan 18)
PSA:280 (March 18)
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