Now I know I've been going on way too much about medical stuff lately but stick with me if you can here because I have a theory about something that just may be of help to someone else. About a year or more ago I began noticing my urinary trips to the washroom were becoming more and more frequent. I knew that was common with older folks but also knew it was one of the warning signs for prostate cancer. Like most men I thought about that but put if off. My trips to the washroom kept increasing and suddenly my PSA numbers shot up. A prostate biopsy revealed I did indeed have prostate cancer so I naturally figured that is what was causing me to spend so much time running to the washroom. But now as of today I do not think my prostate was/is the culprit. I have a theory but it's only a theory and it's not based on any hard medical facts. I'm basing it on how bad I felt Friday and how great I feel today. I'm basing it on how a past year and half's problem suddenly corrected itself in the night.
While undergoing an abdominal CT Scan of my Prostate about six weeks ago the scanner also revealed something else. I had two kidney stones partially blocking both my Ureter tubes. No wonder I was on the run to the washroom so often and as those stones slowly grew my trips gradually increased. Why I experienced no pain from those stones in both Ureters is a mystery. After the stones were lasered out a month ago stents were put in and stayed in until a couple days ago. I was running to the washroom sometimes every ten minutes. Not nice. The stents came out Thursday and Friday I had a real bad day. Bad enough to keep me in my recliner with a blanket over top me. Bad enough that I even went and laid on my bed for only the second time in three years with the first time being just a couple weeks ago. My hands were cold Friday but my face felt as hot as a Chile pepper. Had no appetite so didn't eat all day. Headachy and I seemed to be running to the washroom more than ever. And it was uncomfortable each time I did.
About 9 o'clock Friday night standing in the kitchen by the counter I suddenly became aware I was beginning to feel better. Popped a piece of bread into the toaster and with some honey I was able to eat that. Headed to my recliner, tipped myself back for the night and finally drifted off to sleep at least feeling better at the end of the day than the start and during of the day.
Woke up at my usual 5:30 a.m. time and quickly realized I had slept the whole night through and hadn't had to run to the washroom in the night three, four, or six times. In fact not even once. I also quickly realized I was feeling fine and here's the absolute best part...…as today's hours ticked by I became increasingly aware from early on I was no longer having to run for the washroom. It was the first time in about a year and a half. And as of today I seem to be completely back to normal just like I was years ago. Now maybe I'm rushing this a bit but I am simply so happy to basically have a normal washroom routine again just like when I was a younger guy:))
Next is my prostate radiation treatments which will begin this coming Wednesday and I 'm going to make it a point not to mention one more darn medical thing between now and then. Of course when I get home Wednesday I will have something to say about how the treatment went...…………
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A police car pulls up in front of grandma Bessie's house, and Grandpa Morris gets out. The polite policeman explained that this elderly gentleman said that he was lost in the park and couldn't find his way home. "Oy Morris", said Grandma, " You've been going to that park for over 30 years! So how could you get lost? "Leaning close to Grandma, so that the policeman couldn't hear. Morris whispered, "I wasn't lost, I was just too tired to walk home."
“The mailman who was kidnapped by organ harvesters got delivered.”
Doctor: "I accidentally left my gloves inside your stomach during your operation. We have to operate on you again."
Patient: "Are you kidding me?!?! Tell you what Doc, take this $10 bill and buy a new pair!"