FAMILY FROM OUR WEDDING

Friday, February 15, 2008

FIRST THE SERIOUS STUFF THEN THE LINKY FRIDAY STUFF

Several of you have asked me whats going on with Steve regarding the blood tests... for those of you who do not know.. Steve is a cancer survivor... Prostate cancer.. he was diagnosed on his 50th birthday May of 2002. that was 6 months after my dad had been killed in the auto accident.. My dad had been a prostate cancer survivor too.. so the task Steve and I had to go through at that time was twice as difficult with out dad.... but He and I did survive together.. Cancer can tear a couple apart or bind them together in a way that there are no words for... Cancer is a testament to the depth of of your ability to handle the worst of life. We lived that.. Steve always says he got off easy... he had the surgery ..it was successful. however shortly after the surgery he had an infection called Epididymitis this infection can be very painful for a man... in our case his Epididymitis was caused by his surgery and resulting infection.. so he had a second surgery to correct this.. and remove scar tissue from the first surgery.. well.. long story short for the past 6 years he has had chronic pain.. it comes in flair ups..
He went for a check up a couple weeks ago... and our doctor sent him back to the urologist..when Steve mentioned the pain again... they did a ultrasound and they saw something .. since the original doctor who did the surgery has since moved on..... the new doctor is being very thorough.. the new doctor(urologist) does not think its cancer again.. but he wants to check every thing to be sure... SO our regular doctor noted it was time for Steve to have a colonoscopy..... Steve's colonoscopy was clean .. so thats good.. however our regular doctor wanted to run another blood test regarding Steve's sugar... .. ( his sugar was high in two previous blood works but he had just eaten) to check his blood sugar for signs of diabeties because it runs in his family... and the urologist wants blood tests also, to check for markers for cancer ...from what we understand.. So that is why in the last post I made the comment regarding the blood work.. ( He had the blood work yesterday .. a fasting blood test) We will traverse whatever way we have to.. Our hope is the tests are clean.. and we just move on.. the fear is .. well.. you know the fear.. so thats where we are on that topic... So..if you don't mind say a little extra prayer for my Steve.. I do every day and every night.. and if you have a spouse or a partner...especially over 40.. make them get their check ups... make them.. get their PSA , if sweetness does not work.... be tough about it.. nag about it.. until they get their check ups.. Steve is good about getting his check ups... We gotta take care of those we love.. just as we have to take care of ourselves ...
Moving on~!~
Friday Linkys:
WEIGHT LOSS BUDDIES JUST FOUND THIS SITE , NOT SURE WHAT IT IS ABOUT
BAD DIET CARTOONS CUTE
FUNNY TUMMY SOME BIZZARE STUFF HERE
COMPETITIVE EATING NEVER HEARD OF THIS
COMPETITIVE DIETING ARTICLE FROM JUNK FOOD SCIENCE

THAT IS ABOUT ALL I HAVE FOR THIS FRIDAY..
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
WISH ME WELL
WISH YOU WELL TOO

8 comments:

Katschi said...

My best wishes to Steve and yourself. We live in such incredible times with advances in diagnoses and treatment. I have confidence that Steve will be well.
I too had cancer in 2005 with subsequent radiation treatment and all was fine until I found out at the end of November 2007 that it had returned. I have to go in for radiation treatment on March 3.
I consider myself 'lucky' also. It's made me realize how brave I really am and this second time around has been a great motivator for me to finally get back my health.
And as you say, which I love BTW, wish me well, I wish you well, too!

Scale Junkie said...

Sending good thoughts your way in hopes that Steve's blood work checks out fine.

Ann(ie) said...

Thinking of you and Steve, darling. xxoo. Keep on posted.

Ann(ie) said...

ooops. Keep us posted. I should really go to bed. =P

Simone said...

Thank you for the update.

Thank you for the links too.

The NUTS one literally applies to me at the moment.

Critter said...

I will say a prayer for Steve and for you.

Lady Rose said...

Sounds like your doctors are doing a good job. Will keep you both in my prayers and thoughts. ((hugs))

Jeper Drai said...

I really liked the competitive dieting article. Through out my life, I always assumed that that faster I lost weight, the better. Now, I have done quite a bit of research and firmly believe that you have to gently move your body toward a health goal weight.

Thanks for the info.

JD