Quarantined, Sequestered, Locked Down

You’re not alone!  At least one-third of the global population is under some form of “stay at home” or lock down restrictions.  Perhaps in no other time in history have we seen this much of humanity being asked (or ordered) to limit their movement beyond their own front door.  This has led to tremendous changes for millions of people with schools closed, malls, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and most other retail establishments like hair salons, gyms and clothing stores all closed as well.  Of course, this has led to millions of stories of quarantine and lock down.

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Prostate Diagnosis

In my previous article, I provided some of the details of my prostate cancer diagnosis in 2015.  In this article I talk about what has transpired in the first year since that diagnosis.

thLYLFK3GTAt the time I was given the prostate cancer diagnosis, the urologist explained that there were a number of treatment options available and that we should take the time to research and investigate these options.  We were introduced to a patient representative who could assist us with our research.  We were provided information about a local support group and subsequently provided appointments with professionals that would explain each of the treatment options in detail. Continue reading

Health and Happiness

One year ago, I was diagnosed with early stage, low risk prostate cancer.

Following that diagnosis, I attended several prostate cancer group meetings.  It is common for men to not discuss their health issues and in those group sessions we were encouraged to talk about prostate cancer with our friends and family members in order to better prepare men for this health issue.  I have debated whether I wanted to address this topic in this blog and clearly I have decided to do so.  Simply, it is useful for me to have a sort of diary of my experience and I want to share what I’ve learned about the current practices used for diagnosing and treating prostate cancer.  Perhaps someone else can benefit from that. Continue reading