Monday, January 13, 2014

This and That and This



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.  



8 comments:

  1. Ron, it is your blog and you should write whatever you want. If people don't like it, they can go visit another blog. I loved to read the comments about bisexuality. I found it really interesting.

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    1. Nadege,
      That is exactly my opinion too. Unfortunately some of my blog readers don't see it that way. I admit by my blog post on bisexuality I intended to "stir the pot" and start a discussion on bisexuals. After all that is one of the purposes of why I blog, to have discussions. Unfortunately, some don't like me expressing opinions that differ from their own. I've even lost friends because of my blog postings. Probably a good way to sort out who are my real friends and who aren't. Not that I don't still have friends, bloggers and personal friends, who we disagree. Remember, I posted my blog about bisexual based on my own experience, not any scientific experiences. What I do find interesting is that not one so called bisexual man responded or left a comment on my blog posting. Very interesting.

      Thanks for your comment Nadege.

      Ron

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  2. Aw, cmon' Ron, a boner for up to 36 hours for just $39.50. Just a dollar an hour for a day and a half of fun, excitement, and relief! Make the most of it!

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    1. Hey David, I appreciate your advice but I'm doing just fine now at about 80% of full capacity. Everything works just fine, just not rock hard. I'm more concerned about my partner's pleasure. But he's not complaining so we will continue as we have been. I thought it would be nice to show him 100%.
      Ron

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  3. Anonymous11:19 PM

    Ron,
    That blue hard hat can be my nurse anytime!
    Stuart
    Annon in Fl

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    1. Stuart,

      I too would like to have a nurse like that but that will never happen. NEVER. There are some certainties in this life and one of them is that there will never be a hot male nurse that looks like that. If they're that hot, they're either modeling or making porn films.

      Ron

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  4. the price for cialis is indeed expensive; see how much a 100mg tablet of viagra costs; and then cut it in half as 50mg is usually enough. might be less costly.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      Actually, I can still function (ED) but only at about 80% of full capacity which is enough. The same sensation is still there. I just thought it would be nice (for my partner) to go at "full capacity" but at $39.50 a pop, not worth it. But now I know why there are so many Cialis commercials on TV, they're making a LOT of money.
      Ron

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