Archive for September, 2007

Clarification

I just spoke with my doctor.  It turns out that the tests I thought I was going to have to have — based on the results I got yesterday — do not need to be done.  The letter was merely badly phrased and he was recommending that I follow up with routine testing.  Nothing special is needed.

The ambiguity on the results was — as my doctor put it — due to the fact that I am a “walking violation of the laws of probabilty.”

Posted on September 19th 2007 by James

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Today’s test

Well, today I had my prostate biopsy.  It was one of the worst experiences I have ever had.  The aftermath is even worse, as it has continued to become more and more painful as the day has worn on.

Also, I got the results of last week’s colonoscopy and they were ambiguous enough to warrant another series of tests.  I am not happy about this. 

Posted on September 18th 2007 by James

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One more down

Well, I had the surgical colonoscopy today.  I barely remember any of the procedure.  The drugs I was given were to put me into a twilight sleep, and they apparently worked rather well.  I remember being wheeled into the operating room and given the drugs.  I remember a few isolated flashes of the procedure but nothing more.

I was fortunate to have a very good friend who drove me to and from and took care of me while I was too woozy from the drugs to function properly. 

Posted on September 11th 2007 by James

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Test tomorrow

Tomorrow I have a surgical colonoscopy.  This should be the next to last test I have to have for all this mess.  Next week I have a biopsy.

I am not doing terribly well facing this event tomorrow.  But I’ll get through it.  It’s not as if I have a choice in that.

Posted on September 10th 2007 by James

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