I had a CT scan lat week. They gave me an iv along with drinking a milky colored product, called barium sulfate. This scan is for internal organs & blood vessels.They found something about 1/3" on my lung, not serious but to be watched. I also had a hormone shot, & get those for two years. This slows the spread of the cancer. The next thing is a prostate simulation. This is used to target the radiation. Instructions are, I'm reading this. We ask you to remove your clothes from the waist down. During the scan we will insert a small soft tube in your rectum and place a small amount or fluid on you penis. You will not need pain medications. Oh how fun that will be! Actually, the next thing is a colonoscopy.
It would be something we can discuss at our next board meeting. Although it's a year away, it's something we can discuss. Depending how long the meeting goes, if not this meeting, sometine in the future.
Thanks Patrick, The bone scan was negative, that's good. It appears the cancer hasn't spread. I go for another test Tuesday. I wasn't clean enough for the colonqscopy. I didn't know I was so full of shit. The colonoscopy is rescheduled for 05/25. Two days of fasting & two different type of laxatives. With treatment I'm sure I'll be fine.
Putting the album together is a huge warming to my heart. Thanks so much for all that signed it & Laureen for putting it together. I went through it several times this evening. Just a little story. I saw that old man & mom signed it. That's Wilbur Wallis's Mom & Dad. The first time I met the old man, he was introduced as old man. I assumed his wife was the old lady & said hi old lady............ I never did that again, they politely chewed me out. She's Mom! Thanks everyone, it means very much to me! Another hug to you Laureen!
OK............. This is update for my cancer concerns. I don't want to start a new subject & I don't mind talking about it. It's not like I screwed somebody's wife. When you see me feel free to bring it up. It's not likely I'll bring it up if asked how I'm doing. My brother posted to my family that is quite long so I'll make it somewhat shorter. The good news is that it's treatable. Consulting with the doctor, he gave me odds. I have a 92% to live with this cancer, pretty good. I go for more tests next week to see where the cancer has spread so they can target those areas with radiation. In 6 weeks I go for treatments, 5 days a week for two months. The next hurdle I have is the colonoscopy. I have that 04/30/10. There is history of colon cancer in my family. Keep me in your good thoughts & prayers, Frank
The note was posted to my family that I'm passing on. It came from my brother Steve, a doctor who lives in San Antonio. I received the news yesterday 04/19/10 shortly before playing golf with Randy Moore, (Sr.) I wasn't sure how private I wanted to be, or if it would be proper to post this on a message board. I think of the disc golf community as my second family. There are many I have high regard for.
Talked to VA General Medicine doc this afternoon…Uncle Frank had gleason score of 8 on prostate biopsy. That carries a higher rate of suspicion for aggressiveness of cancer. There is a protocol they follow depending on gleason number. This one has one where patient is sent to GU (genito-urinary subspecialty) clinic for workup (I think it includes colonoscopy). He has 30 Apr appt already for that clinic. He also gets one with radiation oncology (that consult likewise was ordered today..he hasn’t gotten response yet for that one). I suspect it should be in next several days. After workup results for each of those clinics, they will have a better idea if there has been any spread of cancer and what final “stage” they will give it. Then recommendations can be made on what options for best course of treatment based on the stage. I assume it will be a few weeks before that is established.
My experience with concrete is low to nothing, but i am more than willing to lend a hand, even cover costs of constructing a tee. I signed up with the forum because i read to leave a post if you are interested in lending a hand, so just send a pm and let me know what i can do.
You need to put your name on the list. Get hold of Darrin Johnson, he works with leagues on Wednesdays. Anyone who wants to help, do the same.
I was disappointed in what I was told would be in the paper & what was published. There was 12 pictures & a list of the sponsors for a full page article or more. There wouldn't be a spot for a couple of months & the editor thought that would be too long of a period with snow in the pictures. The sponsors will be posted in a later release. The editor chose the pictures, I guess they liked Dr. Pepper, & the form Chris B. showed.
As some already know the Park doesn't want anyone throwing from the top of the hill over the asphalt path to the practise basket. There was a post on #18's tee that someone tore off. This request came from Daryl Cole, a supervisor in the park chain of command, 2nd in command. If this continues they will remove the practise basket. I'm asking if you see someone throwing, ask them to stop. It's in our best interest as Disc Golfers to have a good relationship with our Parks. I'm assuming a car was hit & reported it to Daryl. Thanks, Frank
frank if you can, would you remove my last name or change it on the pics of me. they have it down as Ryan bauder and it should be barcas
You were one of the pictures we selected for the news release & your last name is correct. When Jason reads this post maybe he can do it. I'm not sure because the source came from the CD. Your picture is in the news release & I'll post so you can buy a bunch.