Post RP and SRT journey - oh joy

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  • hewhositsoncushions
    hewhositsoncushions Member Posts: 408 Member
    Been a tough week. Major

    Been a tough week. Major anxiety for various reasons (no job, cancer worries, my entire life has been a series of cock ups) and flu. Today switched from anxiety to real deep anger. Results tomorrow. What a rollercoaster the unknown is.

  • Josephg
    Josephg Member Posts: 317 Member
    Tough Week

    Hang in there Hew.

  • hewhositsoncushions
    hewhositsoncushions Member Posts: 408 Member
    Cheers

    Cheers

    I know I am being weak but so many things have gone wrong for me it is hard to keep fatih in myself.

  • Georges Calvez
    Georges Calvez Member Posts: 546 Member
    Loss of optimism

    Hi Cushions,

    I feel it as well.
    I was diagnosed two years after I had upped sticks and moved to France to start a new life with a woman that I had been conducting a long distance relationship with for some time.
    We were just over two years into living together with all the adjustments that involved plus learning French, etc when it hit us.
    It has had a huge effect on me, I have lost that 'it will come right in the end' feeling and I have lost a lot of energy and drive.
    I find that I always feel a bit down at this time of year, when the weather improves and things are really growing again life does improve.
    We have daffodils and mimosa but it still very grey and cold and a long way from April.
    Valentines Day on Friday, one more step into the new year!

    Best wishes,

    Georges

  • hewhositsoncushions
    hewhositsoncushions Member Posts: 408 Member
    I suspect late middle age has

    I suspect late middle age has an effect regardless :)

    Guess which idiot got his day wrong - it is tomorrow I get my call :)

  • Georges Calvez
    Georges Calvez Member Posts: 546 Member
    Bonne chance

    Hi Cushions,

    Best of luck for tomorrow, pull a below the limit of detection out of the bag!

    Regards,

    Georges

  • hewhositsoncushions
    hewhositsoncushions Member Posts: 408 Member
    0.09 "very stable" according

    0.09 "very stable" according to nurse and next test in three months.

    Now for a little relief cry and a glass of malt :)

  • Georges Calvez
    Georges Calvez Member Posts: 546 Member
    Pas mal

    Hi there,

    That is very good, so the wind is set fair for France for you!

    Best wishes,

    Georges

  • Josephg
    Josephg Member Posts: 317 Member
    A Low Number

    That is a good low number, Hew.  I'll celebrate your success tonight with a glass of red wine.

  • hewhositsoncushions
    hewhositsoncushions Member Posts: 408 Member
    Thanks chaps!

    Thanks chaps!

  • hewhositsoncushions
    hewhositsoncushions Member Posts: 408 Member
    Blood test yesterday. Results

    Blood test yesterday. Results Tuesday. Probably the most nervous I have been to date. Fighting a running battle with negative self talk. Lockdown and unemployment does not help.

    I hate PSA tests :(

  • eonore
    eonore Member Posts: 118 Member
    Blood test

    I hear you brother.  My test results in February were good, but the negative self talk hit with a vengeance with the coronavirus.  Hang in there, and let's look for a great result on Tuesday.

  • Georges Calvez
    Georges Calvez Member Posts: 546 Member
    Ticking clock

    Hi Hew,

    I know it gets to me too.
    I have set the 26th of June for the next test, I am going to shoot up to the lab in the morning, results at 6pm or thereabouts.
    It is a Friday so the cold beer will be ready!
    You will be fine, no worries.

    Best wishes,

    Georges

  • hewhositsoncushions
    hewhositsoncushions Member Posts: 408 Member
    edited May 2020 #175

    Ticking clock

    Hi Hew,

    I know it gets to me too.
    I have set the 26th of June for the next test, I am going to shoot up to the lab in the morning, results at 6pm or thereabouts.
    It is a Friday so the cold beer will be ready!
    You will be fine, no worries.

    Best wishes,

    Georges

    Good luck with yours.

    Good luck with yours.

    Im not sure I'll ever get over the stress of testing.

    Justhave to suck it up.

  • hewhositsoncushions
    hewhositsoncushions Member Posts: 408 Member
    eonore said:

    Blood test

    I hear you brother.  My test results in February were good, but the negative self talk hit with a vengeance with the coronavirus.  Hang in there, and let's look for a great result on Tuesday.

    It's. it fun, is it!

    It's. it fun, is it!

  • Georges Calvez
    Georges Calvez Member Posts: 546 Member
    edited May 2020 #177

    It's. it fun, is it!

    It's. it fun, is it!

    Stress

    Have you got a mild case of stress induced doolally tap there Mr Hew? :-)

  • Georges Calvez
    Georges Calvez Member Posts: 546 Member
    Trend

    Hi Hew,

    I would say that the trend is flat, the difference between 0.09 and 0.05 ng/L is a fly fart in terms of PSA assay.
    The assay itself has a considerable error and depending on the technique used you are close to the limit of detection there.
    If you look at my results you will see that my latest results are reported as < 0.05 ng/L, this means that if there is any PSA there it is less than the technique can detect.
    That is zero in biochemist terms, what doctors think is another matter.
    So very well done, fall out that man and go and have a glorious drunk that will astonish the druidy druids! :-)

    Best wishes,

    Georges

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,501 Member
    edited May 2020 #179

    Yes, Bla bla bla ...

    This is a remission level. Congratulations. There is no reason to think otherwise. The results are real and now it is time to celebrate.

    I love the red wine made in Alentejo just north of Algarve. I know you can find it at your local liquor store and I want to invite you for a drink together.

    We do it pandemic style keeping the distance. Lol

    Hip hip hooray.SealedLaughing

    Best,

    VG  

  • Josephg
    Josephg Member Posts: 317 Member
    edited May 2020 #180
    Great News

    Great news, Hew.

    I will toast your great results tonight with a glass or two of red wine.

  • hewhositsoncushions
    hewhositsoncushions Member Posts: 408 Member
    edited May 2020 #181
    Hey all

    Hey all

    Thanks for the kind words and reassurances. I shall indeed be hoisting a glass in all our honours tonight.

    Take care, stay drunk and enjoy the good weather if you have it!