a little banjo man update

Since we’ve returned to Rhode Island we’ve been consumed with medical appointments and tests. The first one? A PSMA PET scan in Waterford, Connecticut.

You’re wondering what that is. Well, it’s something new (and wonderful) that uses a new “radioactive imaging agent” to bond with and detect prostate cancer.

It was a foggy, rainy, traffic-filled day, full of delays and frustrations (we had to turn around no less than five times), but ten hours after we left home we were back safe and sound and grateful to have the day–and the test–over with.

The results–that the cancer has spread to lymph nodes–was not a surprise. In fact, we all expected it. But the realization that it had NOT spread to bones or brain or organs was something to celebrate. We are lucky.

What next? The hormone therapy shots started two days later and radiation will begin in January and last for six weeks.

Banjo Man has been moving slowly, due to the new treatment. He still loves working in the yard, blowing leaves, raking, etc. but he limits the time he spends doing it. Smart decision.

He is taking it easy. Very easy.

And that’s just the way it should be.

Summer 2020.
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2 Responses to a little banjo man update

  1. Gary Matson says:

    Thanks for the encouraging report.

  2. Connie says:

    This is good news. Thank you for posting as I have been thinking about you both. Miss you!

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