Simon’s prostate log

cancer diary

Author: simonpockley (page 2 of 3)

12. CRP 6 + medical intuitive

6th and last CRP on Friday. Rang Martin who said they had done the wrong test on one batch (retrievable). Then off to Apollo Bay with a trailer load of bricks, timber and scaffolding pipes. Arrived just in time for the ORCA foreshore gathering. Continue reading

11. CRP 5 + pre-op briefing

Called in to the Mercy yesterday arvo to pay a few bills and attend a pre-op briefing with Priscilla. She was refreshingly forthright. Continue reading

10. CRP 4 + marketing target

The CRP is now routine. Maybe a little early today at about 10:05am.
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9. CRP 3 + intimations…

My arm is starting to ache a little from all this trainspotting. Arrived early, expecting a morning rush but the pathologist was empty.
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8. CRP 2

Hospital has sent me a few other tests associated with pre op radical prostatectomy: FBE (Full blood examination), UTE/creatanine (kidney function), ECG, msu (mid stream urine), crossmatch. Continue reading

7. CRP 1 + my frayed friend

Wandered to the pathologist up the road this morning where, at about 10:15am I was drained of the first of 6 blood samples to test for highly reactive C-Reactive Protein (CRP).
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6. Clogging not clearing the decks

Seems like I’ve been too busy to write much or to even think about what might lie ahead.
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5. Clear scan results and CRP

Appointment with urologist today. My scans appear to be clear of any further cancer i.e no metastasis. Continue reading

4. Blood on sheets…

Not to be read if you want to avoid the personal…making love resulted in a show of blood.

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3. CT and Bone scan

Caught the train into the Mercy hospital for 9:15am. On one side of the corridor there were radiologists analysing images of body parts. Continue reading

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