Monday, December 14, 2009


If you pray, please send good thoughts to an old Dave Barry blog buddy of mine who is now also friends of my sisters. He just found out that he has prostate cancer and has to wait over a week for the appointment with his surgeon.


Trillian said...

looks like I've missed something.
*positive healing thoughts to all our blog buddies*

rita said...

Wys. It really threw him, but he recouped fast. My sisters have adopted him as one of us and he happened to be chatting with us when he got the news.

Elaine said...

Many good thoughts for your friend.

I can tell you that waiting is awful. When I was diagnosed, the first surgeon I phoned (recommended by gyn) said first available appointment in 6 months. 6 months? Are you nuts? The second surgeon suggested said 2 weeks. At that point I was thrilled with a 2 week wait. After she saw me, it was another 2 week wait till they could do the biopsy (the biopsy was surgical) and then once positive it was another week plus until they did second round of surgery and then when they found it had spread to lymph nodes, a third round and another wait. The waiting was worse than the surgery in some ways. Then a long wait till the oncologist could see me (6 weeks) and then another 2 till they could find a slot to start chemo. So I was diagnosed in June and started chemo August 29 (my anniversary). It's amazing that (1) I am still alive and (2) I am not in a padded cell.

But that is all in the past and I am sure that I will live forever.

A very happy and healthy holiday and new year to all.

rita said...

Elaine, I don't know how you did it. I would totally freak if I couldn't have something done immediately. I'm glad you've come through it with your sanity!