Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dancing!

Just left my Oncologist's office, dancing down the hallway. my PSA is at 0.46.....still low. It's awesome news and I can hear my mom saying "yes!, that's great news" just like she always did when I told her about my test results. Great day!

Monday, August 7, 2017

15 President's Club trip.....now a 15th surgery

Yup, when my surgeon did my twiste bowel surgery in Nov, 2015, she said "do you know you have a hernia?" Well, it's time to get it fixed. BUT, THERE'S a twist. Due to all my abdominal surgeries, my stomach muscles are separated at 10cm. Surgery scheduled for September 19th.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Managing the waves

Wow, just got hit with a big wave of emotion, boom! The thought arrives, then the tears flow. Really miss mom, my brother and my aunt.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Cancer sucks

I went to visit my dad last week to help him adjust life without mom. While in Wisconsin I visited my brother who is battling aggressive melanoma. He's struggling with a lot of pain, he walks with a cane, can't work and the doctors are trying to find the right combination of drugs. I also learned that my dad's sister is battling breast cancer and I just received a call from my cousin, Aunt Gerry passed away either last night or early this morning. Cancer sucks, enough already

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Clean bill of health

Two great appointments over the past week. Last week - met with my oncologist, PSA is 0.28, cancer is still in remission! Next appointment in 3 months 😀 This week, met with my surgeon for an annual checkup Blood counts are great, kidneys and pouch look great, two thumbs up! Woo Hoo!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A chronicle of events

1/9/14 - surgery, upper right colon pouch, urinary diversion - 9 days in the hospital at Duke, wife was apathetic 11/14 - caught my wife at the time, cheating on me 12/27/14 - I moved out 1/07 - present Ex continues to throw me under the bus, dad gets blamed for everything. 11/15 - surgery, twisted bowel, 17 days in the hospital. Ex-wife goes to my apartment to help me with getting some clean clothes. Ex-wife steals. $250 gift card and steals a ring that was mine 5/26/16 - separation agreement signed 6/16/16 - Father's Day- ex-wife hangs me up in jail, stranded after an aggressive pissed off junior cop (Long story) 8/5/16 - divorce is final 5/1/17 - I make the 12th mortgage payment, last of my obligation 6/21/17 - house has been listed since 3/15/17, priced $20k+ too high, after 3+ months no offers. Over priced The saga continues

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PSA is rising, but not enough

I had my labs done monday, results today showed my PSA went up from 0.08 to 0.28. Still not enough to go back on meds...yippie!!! cancer is still in remission.

was that my mom speaking to me?

so my mom passed on 5/13, 5/14 was Mother's day. I talked to my mom every day, probably only missed 7 days over the last year. My mom's name was Dorothy. last week, on 6/14, one month after Mother's Day, I called American Express. when the customer service agent came on the phone, she said... "hello Mr. Evans, this is Dorothy" The immediate thought that came to my mind was "mom? is that you?" then I lost it, cried like a baby I believe in some way, it was mom talking to me

Mom passed on 5/13

sorry it's been a while since my last post....my mom passed late on 5/13 in Carlsbad, CA while on vacation. It's been a very tough time since, but I have peace in that mom didn't suffer and went on her own terms. My grieving comes in waves and my guess is it will last the rest of my life. Mom was the best.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Prayers for my mom

My parents were on vacation in San Diego with my older brother. My mom bumped her head while swimming in the pool. Two hours later she complained of a headache and laid down around 6pm pacific time on Thursday. Friday am my brother called 911 bc my mom was unresponsive. Friday they did a crainiotomy to drain the blood and fuse the leak. As of Sunday she still hasn't woke up but she's breathing on her own. Recovery could take weeks. Any and all prayers are needed, thank you

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Back pain

Looks like a pinched nerve so some therapy ahead. X-rays today, MRI soon. Need to get my back in shape before Club, golf is a must.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Scans results

All clean, great news! Still need to lose weight to help alleviate the back pain. One day at a time. Appreciate all the prayers and positive thoughts 😊

Sunday, February 26, 2017

CT & Bone scans

Based on a few factors, my oncologist is having me go for another CT Scan and Bone Scan. Both will take place on March 7th with a follow up appointment on March 21st. Am I nervous? Sure, human nature. More later

Monday, February 20, 2017

latest PSA

well the latest PSA results are in....0.07 which is a slight movement from 2 months ago which was 0.01 in the past my NC Oncologist would wait until the PSA got to 1.5 or 1.7 and then I would go back on Lupron. This PSA climb came quicker than last time. I went 14 months without an increase the last time I went off ADT meds. another update soon

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bone scan upcoming

I visited my Oncologist and there were some counts from my recent labs that were way out of line. So we're going to do a bone scan to see if the cancer is showing up. Over the past 4 months I've had chronic back pain which could be a sign the cancer is moving. Another update after the scan

Saturday, February 4, 2017

World Cancer Day

Today, February 4th is World Cancer Day. Help raise awareness. Reach out to someone you know who has cancer and tell them you love them.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Back pain, bone scan?

Lately tons of back pain and I'm not sure if it's related to just muscular or if the cancer is moving. Next visit with my oncologist is February 17, time to ask for a bone scan I think, just to make sure. In the meantime I'm going to have some fun, work hard, spend time with some friends and see what the results say Go be happy!