Just a note wondering how your Dad is getting on. I do hope that he is stable and not in pain, that his bloods are still down and he is eating well.
I’m replying to your post about your dad. My husband is 50 and has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but they offered him Brachytherapy which is where they implant radio active seeds into the prostate to kill the cancer before it gets any further. He is waiting for a date for the op after having heart problems halted his original date. If your dads cancer has spread this is no good for him but not knowing his whole history I don’t know why he wasn’t offered this first. I suppose you only know what you can have when offered it.
I just wanted to mention this therapy incase someone else is just starting their treatment and hadn’t heard of it.
i hope your dad is feeling less pain and better in himself very soon. In life the tables turn, when we were little and hurt ourselves with falls and bumps and breakups our parents hurt too, now we’re all older it changes to when our parents hurt, fall, get ill or upset it hurts us too. We laughingly call it payback.
Hi Rich’s Wife
Thank you so much for writing. It is great to hear that Rich’s Prostate Cancer was found before it spread beyond the Prostate. It makes all the difference.
It is kind of you to explain the procedure which Richard is having and I am sure it will prove helpful to people who are facing a similar situation.
A couple of things more on the Brachytherapy is once you’ve had that it leaves scar tissue so if it doesn’t work you can’t have keyhole surgery to remove the prostate you have to have open surgery.
Whilst the seeds are active you have to wear condoms during intercourse, you cant have small children on your knee as they can get radiation burns, this is particularly a sad point for us as we have five grandchildren all 5 yrs and under and Rich plays with them sits and cuddles them and rocks the baby feeds her etc so all that will have to change.
Hi Rich's wife. It must be very sad knowing he can't cuddle his grandchildren. Sad for the grandchildren as well, as they won't understand why. But hopefully the seeds will have done their job and I am sure Richard will be able to give them lots more cuddles to make up for the times he has been unable too.
Cancer treatment seems to come at a price for everyone in different ways. But he obviously has a very loving family to support him.
Peace and love to you both.
Love Julie 🤗 x
Thank you for your kind comments, loved! He is positively mollycoddled lol yes he is very loved. He is a good honest man who works hard and loves with a big heart. He helps anyone and everyone as do I so people who do know him have helped us back recently when I did a short fund raiser to help pay for his business overheads when he is going to be off recovering. People were very kind and generous.
Cancer does come with a price so does survival of it. I believe the seeds will wear off their radiation in two years. He will be scanned to make sure they are still in place and working. We are both full body donors to science or organs anything that is needed. We need to look into whether he could still donate his body to science once he passes, hopefully in years to come. It is so very important to donate your body to science to be looked at and researched upon tested with any illnesses researched. Cancerous parts could lead to a cure. Wouldn’t that be an amazing legacy for your family? It’s our understanding your family get your body or ashes back after two years. So you can still have a service at the time and then a service if needed afterwards.