reply to post by Nucleardiver
Good to hear its not the bad kind of cancer and all the best and prayers to your ex and childrens mother.
Cancer runs in my family, my mother had to have her hip and leg removed some 20 years ago to a rare form of bone cancer, her mother died of cancer
well before her time my Grandad died of bladder cancer and my dad was told he had terminal cancer and given at least 12 months 4 years ago (stubborn)
though he is on his death bed as I type with only days maybe left with only movement in his left arm.
What you have described above could have been describing myself, I`d been experiencing that for a couple of years and was going down hill fast and my
energy levels got to the stage last year of hardly coping with the smallest of tasks and had gotten very depressed (anti-depressants prescribed which
I think did more havoc than good along with chronic diarrhea for months which was very draining),at the height of this it was impossible to sleep at
all due to the frequency of needing or feeling the need to urinate, that and my Mrs getting upset and worried forced my hand to go to a GP which is
something I avoid like the plague as like yourself, I`m 50 now and have always been very fit also.
The GP did a urine test where blood was detected and treated as a urine infection (which hasn`t gone away) though the frequency and need to urinate
has dropped to an easy manageable level and a source of the blood wasn`t found with the specialists and Cystoscopy, Kidney Ultrasound result seemed
ok, my testosterone was high and the PSA excellent at 1.2, a prostate exam that he said was enlarged and a lump on one side was found, so then off for
the biopsy ,14 samples taken all came back clear.
Then I get visible blood in my stools which cleared after about a week, but the Doc said its off for a colonoscopy, also came back clear. All these
things were a nightmare to me and all the different concoction of pills I believe were affecting me to the point of not knowing what were my health
issues and the side affects caused by the pills.
So week in week out going on for months seeing the GP after all that with regular urine tests sent to the lab, blood still detected, he said that the
only thing to do is to go through and do it all again Ahhhh!
That`s when I quit, I resigned to liking it to an irritating noise under the hood of your car that for the life me I can`t find the source of and end
up saying "blow it" I`ll wait till it falls off and I`ll know exactly what it is/was. So I expect one day to be walking down the road and a vital
organ will fall out and I`ll be like "ahah! that's what it was" then take it to the Doc.
A couple of months after I stopped going back to the Doc I wasn`t nearly as bad as when I went in the first place, so that had to be some improvement
and decided to experiment a bit, added a lot more fruit and veggies to my diet, each morning for my energy levels I drink a glass of high protein
muscle gain, but only a fraction they recommend to bulk up, (this has helped on big strenuous days with a clear noticeable difference)
Antidepressants are a mongrel imo for me and have tried a few times just to stop taking one tablet a day and only end up severely dizzy with the
slightest of head movement which isn`t safe for work or driving etc, I`m weening myself off them and have almost stopped completely and replaced by
eating a couple of bananas then boil the skin for ten minutes pour into a cup and drink when cool which is rich in
though tastes like a cup
of dirt, this has helped big time
, I`m thinking clearer now than I have for a long time and I haven`t been drinking it very long.(couple of
I`m not saying anyone else should stop with their prescribed medication, I am saying this has helped me
more than prescribed medication.
Also this could/should be of some interest to American males on this topic (a small article and thread I posted a few months back)
Australian prostate cancer treatment praised by visiting American Professor James
All the best and hope you keep us posted with your condition and treatment in the future.