Well here's the story. In January I went in for my annual physical. It was one of those that get kind of personal for us fella's moving into our advanced years. You know a prostate exam. I had my labs done e few days before so they where ready and waiting. Although the digital exam has OK. My PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) was elevated. It had gone up 0.74 since last year. Off to the urologist I go and she schedules a biopsy. Definitely not the most pleasant thing in the world but I lived. Yesterday I went to the urologist and of the 12 samples she took 3 came back positive for Cancer. The up side of all of this is that due to the prodding of my wife I had regular exams and this has all been caught very early. The lesson for all of us is that without those exams I would be walking around right now thinking everything is fine and have cancer.
My advice to everyone is although nobody enjoys these visits to our Dr.. We even poke fun with each other about the Dr. keeping only one hand on your shoulder and calling you in the morning. This is very important and we all should be doing due diligence with this, Swallow your pride and go have that special moment with the physician of your choosing.
For me, I'm having my prostate removed on April 9th and after appropriate recovery from the procedure there is no reason to believe that I won't be back to my old self.