|Me acting silly at one of those bank Christmas dinners. I should wear these glasses when I get my biopsy.|
Here's the latest developments on my prostate situation. I had made the decision not to get a biopsy but instead go with the MRI-S which is 600 to 800 MRI photos of my prostate to be examined to see if there is cancer in my prostate. I called my urologist and and I expected, he said "that doesn't show prostate cancer." I suspect that he doesn't have the equipment. I asked him "What happens if, after the biopsies are taken I still have a high PSA score?" He said "We are looking to see if you have a BIG cancer or a small cancer. If you have a small cancer then treatment probably isn't necessary but we will monitor it."
The chances of my having prostate cancer are very high because of the results of my Free PSA score. It should be over 25% and my score is 5%. Everything I read on the Internet about the Free PSA score indicates a high probability of cancer.
So here is my dilemma. In a few weeks I'll be 70 years old. Everything I hear is that prostate cancer is a slow growing cancer and a man my age, as my doctor told me at the beginning of our consolation last week, "will probably die of another cause." What a choice? Live my remaining years knowing I have a cancer growing inside of me, even if it is a slow growing cancer or going through the procedure of getting biopsies on a regular basis with the possible result of having one of the standard treatments for prostate cancer which could have life changing side effects? I would prefer not to post these negative blog postings but the only way I blog is to write about my life and the way I see the world without offending anyone too much.
So I have decided to go through with the biopsy procedure which is now scheduled for January 6th, 2012 at 10 am. That gives me something to look forward to over the holidays.
Now my next blog posting will be about the dust up on "DWTS" between Maks and Len. Now that will be a more fun posting. And no disrespect to Chaz Bono, who worked very hard on "DWTS" and did an admirable job but come one, he did look like a little penguin last week didn't he?
The Regular Ron will be back. I promise!