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  • Carnival
    Written by Old, Grumpy and Grandfather to two superstars.
    Also a member of Bentham Town Council.             me2


    Carnival 2017
    Written on Saturday, 26 May 2018 11:34 in Tims Blog Be the first to comment! Read 0 times
  • Lest we forget
    Written by Old, Grumpy and Grandfather to two superstars.
    Also a member of Bentham Town Council.             me2


    ( Reposted from November the 11th 2017 )
    I had the honour of laying the town council poppy wreath at our cenotaph yesterday, 11th hour of the 11th Day.  I like taking part in the rememberance ceremony on the actual day.

    It was nice to see so many people there, especially the contingent of children from our local primary school, despite it being a saturday.
    Young Molly Preston read the poem beautifully and with confidence.
    The whole service went very well.
    Today being rememberance sunday I shall be watching the parade at the cenotaph on telly, full of admiration at the veterans who turn up every year and stand around in the cold for ages before they march past.
    Many of whom are well into their eighties and more.

    Brings a tear to my eye.
    Written on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 13:55 in Tims Blog Be the first to comment! Read 4 times
  • Prostate cancer
    Written by Old, Grumpy and Grandfather to two superstars.
    Also a member of Bentham Town Council.             me2



    I was sorry to hear about Stephen Frys prostate cancer diagnosis, but good to know he is having treatment, in fact from what he said in his twitter clip. He sounds like the specialists are on top of the job.

    Or as sorted as you can get when and I paraphrase his words, The word cancer is clattering around your head.

    I imagine there are many people who like me know exactly what he means by that phrase.
    It sounds very much like a matter of good timing that it was diagnosed in time.
    He says the discovery was made as a result of an mot style medical and thankfully his doctor took a PSA test.

    PSA for those who dont know stands for Prostate Specific Antigen, obtained from a blood test.

    The published figures say that 1 man in 8 will develop prostate cancer and yet many doctors refuse to give men a psa blood test.
    I had a young doctor spend at least ten minutes explaining to me why he thought a psa test was unreliable and often misleading and giving false positives, therefore he wouldn't do them, just rely on the drm, or a finger up yer bum test.
    His argument was based on not wanting to subject a man to the indignity of a biopsy based on a  slightly raised psa, Perhaps he thought a dignified death was preferable.
    As an average a psa should be about 4.
    Stephen Fry said his was 5 point something. 
    To me that doesnt sound alarmingly raised, But the follow up biopsy, and the scans he had showed agressive prostate cancer.

    Thankfully the doctor I saw when I went to my local surgery with a concern about changes in my weeing pattern chose to do not only the drm, or finger test, at which she said my prostate felt fine.
    but she than said there was a blood test she could do and did I want one?
    I said " might as well", all a bit blase,  I am very pleased she did as my psa turned out to be 208.

    Early diagnosis would seem to be the key,  Not always but often.
    So apart from keeping my fingers crossed for all the guys with Prostate Cancer, not only Stephen. The message is Guys get a PSA test.

    ManOfMenSM
    If you want a confidential chat with a friendly specialist, Talk to Prostate Cancer UK just click the Image of the " Man of Men"
    Written on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 17:52 in Tims Blog Be the first to comment! Read 30 times

Prostate cancer


I was sorry to hear about Stephen Frys prostate cancer diagnosis, but good to know he is having treatment, in fact from what he said in his twitter clip. He sounds like the specialists are on top of the job.

Or as sorted as you can get when and I paraphrase his words, The word cancer is clattering around your head.

I imagine there are many people who like me know exactly what he means by that phrase.
It sounds very much like a matter of good timing that it was diagnosed in time.
He says the discovery was made as a result of an mot style medical and thankfully his doctor took a PSA test.

PSA for those who dont know stands for Prostate Specific Antigen, obtained from a blood test.

The published figures say that 1 man in 8 will develop prostate cancer and yet many doctors refuse to give men a psa blood test.
I had a young doctor spend at least ten minutes explaining to me why he thought a psa test was unreliable and often misleading and giving false positives, therefore he wouldn't do them, just rely on the drm, or a finger up yer bum test.
His argument was based on not wanting to subject a man to the indignity of a biopsy based on a  slightly raised psa, Perhaps he thought a dignified death was preferable.
As an average a psa should be about 4.
Stephen Fry said his was 5 point something. 
To me that doesnt sound alarmingly raised, But the follow up biopsy, and the scans he had showed agressive prostate cancer.

Thankfully the doctor I saw when I went to my local surgery with a concern about changes in my weeing pattern chose to do not only the drm, or finger test, at which she said my prostate felt fine.
but she than said there was a blood test she could do and did I want one?
I said " might as well", all a bit blase,  I am very pleased she did as my psa turned out to be 208.

Early diagnosis would seem to be the key,  Not always but often.
So apart from keeping my fingers crossed for all the guys with Prostate Cancer, not only Stephen. The message is Guys get a PSA test.

ManOfMenSM
If you want a confidential chat with a friendly specialist, Talk to Prostate Cancer UK just click the Image of the " Man of Men"

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