|Am I laughing or crying?|
No overall theme today folks. I think I ruffled enough feathers with my "Do Bisexuals Exist?" blog. Probably needed to ruffle those feathers and I'm glad I did, that is one of my goals in life, to tell the truth. Remember the fable of the "King Has No Clothes"? I know I will upset some when I dare to offer my opinion, from my life experience, but I have no regrets. Like most of you, I want everyone to like me but we all know that is impossible. Another fact of life folks. That post didn't win me any friends but I expected the "shoot the messenger" response.
Now to other Ron Ramblings:
Chris Christy is finished. The Republicans can go on the attack and try to equate Christie's bullying to the made up "scandals" of the Obama administration but it just isn't going to work. Christy is done. The only question now is who is the new Republican front runner. Stay tuned.
|Chis "I am not a bully! Christy - the man who will never be president|
After a whole month of no doctors' appointments I was back at the doctor's this past Friday. This time to my dermatologist for a full body scan. Yes folks, Ron Gets Naked For the Doctor Again. I think about half of Rehoboth has seen me naked since last year, mostly women. I wonder how many of those women who shop at Walmart see me shopping there fully clothed and tell their friends "He was in the office last week……"
Here is my question, where are the male nurses and assistants? What do young men do for a living? They can't all be in construction.
As a result of my full body scan my dermatologist removed one actinic keratosis spot from the left side of my back. He froze it off. He noticed two discolorations with uneven edges; one next to my right ear next to my cheek and the other on my right knee. He's concern they might be the beginning of melanoma so he wants to take a biopsy of those. I have an appointment on the 24th of this month for those biopsies to be taken. Back on the medical treadmill folks.
|Me in Provincetown, Mass 1980 - working on setting the basis for my future skin cancer|
My prostate cancer treatment update: I'm into the eight month of my radiation seed implants to treat my prostate cancer. My PSA score has gone down (thank God) from 8.4 to 1.9. My urologist said my PSA should go down further. The side effects of my brachytherapy surgery (seed implants) continue. I don't want to go into too much detail on this family orientated blog but I will say that I don't have urinary incontinence, which was what my oncologist and urologist were most concerned about. However, I do have some occasional other uncomfortable side effects including a burning sensation (anal - from the continuing radiation), ED (look it up), anal discharge (no nice way to say it), and fatigue. I cannot get through the day unless I have at least an hour's nap in the afternoon, usually more (two or more hours) I'm told by my doctor's that these side effects should eventual dissipate 18 or more months out. That's a long time folks but better than the alternative of knowing a cancer is growing inside of me.
A funny story. Last time I was at my urologist's office I casually mentioned that I might like to try some Cialis for my ED "situation." Hey, I'm not dead yet folks. His office called in a prescription for 18 Cialis pills for me at the local drugstore. The next day I get a call to pick up my prescription at Walgreens. When I went to pick up my Cialis prescription I was asked for my prescription insurance. I told her "I'm paying for it myself." I was told the charge was $711!!!! That's $39.50 a pill!! Well folks, this was one of those rare jaw dropping moments in my life. I said "I can't afford that" and I walked away.
What was it Forrest Gump said? "Life if like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get." Indeed.