Friday, May 29, 2009

Prostate Cancer sucks

That's what my son Bradley says, it sucks. He's an awesome supporter, so much so that he took a piece of paper, wrote in bold letters 'I hate prostate cancer' and had his entire class sign it including his teacher, the librarians and the principle. Very cool.

Today marked the end of week 2 of radiation treatments, so far, a piece of cake. No side effects.
It's a beautiful thing.

Okay, here is the hint I promised....the movie is set in about the 1950's and has 2 main characters.
The quote doesn't come from either character but it is directed to one. All I need is the name of the movie and then I'll let you know which scene it's from. Think an ending in Mexico.
Any guesses? write a comment.

Back to Bradley, he told me today he wants to pull together a 'cancer awareness day' at his school to make sure everyone knows about cancer. What a kid, you have to love it.

Make it a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Doctor day today

It turns our Wednesday is Dr day, a chance for the Dr to see how things are going.
"Easy peasy Japanesey"....(okay, what movie is this from and who said it?)

The Dr was happy to hear everything is going great, I'm glad too for obvious reasons.
For my friends out there 40 and over, have you had your PSA checked yet? If not, why not?

Slight change of plans for surgery, I had hoped it would be on Aug 10 but now it will be on monday, August 3rd. I'm excited to get it on the books and mentally focused.

Alright, back to the quote...."easy, peasy, Japanesey"....think, I'll have a hint next message if no one guesses. the movie is one of my favorites.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Did you honor our Military?

I hope you had a great weekend and spent time honoring and remembering our veterans and current military personnel, we owe them big time. Living in America is something special and we need to remember Freedom isn't free, the price is paid by dedicated individuals.

the weekend here was good, did the usual yard work and even dodged the rain and played a little golf. there were some small signs of improvement so maybe the treatments are paying off in another way.

Speaking of treatments, Memorial day was great, no traffic so it was a breeze. Today, different story, crazy traffic got in my way of being on time. I have to say, the radiation technicians are so, so nice it makes the visit easy.

I finally made the time to read the Lance Armstrong book: 'It not about the bike' and of course it was as good as everyone said it would be. If you haven't read it yet, you need to.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

first week in

So week 1 is done, 4 treatments, 26 more. the old car will get a workout going uptown and back.
36 miles total trip up Providence and back. I hope the old boy survives...the car that is.

The bonus to morning drive time is the Bob and Tom show...if you haven't listened to these characters you need to. They get great guests on the show, a ton of comedians and I often find myself laughing out loud.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

repaired....kind of

Well the repair man cometh and he fixed the machine.
At least for a little while. When I arrived today it was down again but "was close to being done"...which sounds like 'the check is in the mail'. But, it did in fact start working again so while treatment today was delayed, in the end I got zapped. (no pun intended).

It's weird, I have this cancer growing inside me that I cannot feel, no symptoms and then I go for radiation treatment where I don't feel anything. Kind of surreal in a way.

What I'm hopeful for is this radiation improves my golf game, something has to help. Goodness sakes, next time out I'm going to take a calculator.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

send in the repair man

Another day, another treatment but this morning I was literally one block away from parking and the technician called and said the machine was broken and they didn't know when it would be fixed.
In previous treatments, I've wondered how much a machine like this would cost and as a sales guy what the commission would be, who knows.
So 18 miles, 35 minutes wasted...oh well.
We'll just add a session to the end and get back to work. Could be worse, I could have been in the 4 car pile-up that slowed up my drive.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

radiation under way

started radiation monday, May 18, so far so good. 28 more treatments to go.
I don't think it has sunk in yet that I have guess is that will change.

a buddy of mine told me "you just threw out the first pitch", just wait.
I'm optimistic this will be the easy part and surgery will be the challenge, at least for a couple of weeks.