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An incomplete poem by dws

February 10, 2014

My Road

January 2014
It’s Back
Just before an eight year celebration
A rude guest uninvited

No Start date yet
Full Bone Scan negative
MRI and CT
Doctors develop a plan

Today is urgent, important
Each task is interrupted by another
Some must be done
Others are more important

Maybe
Treatment will buy time
Treatment will steal love and bring love
Waiting for the urgent

Work, write, rest, dream
Lonesome, driven, distracted
People, places, work, dreams
What is important

Blessed
Employed
Loved
Free

Thank you
Crazy Ones
Dreamers
Explorers

My Road
My wilderness
Opportunity, privilege, discovery
My journey

Art
Words
Science
Care

Deep peace
Urgent anticipation
Hope
New Light

September 2013, rising
November 2013, double
The chamber has a bullet
Time for a new verse

Acceptance
Surgery
Celebration
Focus

Fear
Anger
Acceptance
Panic

Just over eight years, November 2005
Shortly before gathering to Give Thanks
Life changed
Cancer

four years

January 12, 2010

Four years ago my road entered a wilderness
Today I am thankful for these five years
Tomorrow I see my Dr
Hopeful

* go to the bottom of this page to see where this wilderness started

This Christmas Season

December 13, 2006

Just over a year ago my road entered a wilderness. This Christmas season I look back at my road happy, loved and thankful.

Happy to see that wilderness fading behind me.
Loved by my family and friends, precious treasures beyond words.
Thankful for my faith and the assurance of things hoped for.

Tip-toe down this road

September 28, 2006

Last week I was walking with my friend Edward and discussing an annoying limp I’ve had since surgery. Lots of people have noticed it and I’ve discussed it with a few. I have no trouble and no limp walking up or down stairs, but simple walking doesn’t work and wares me out quickly.

Edward asked me if I could walk on my tip-toes and much to my amazement I could not. My right leg works fine but my left leg will not support me and the heel goes right to the ground. I can stand on both tip-toes together and even go up and down on both tip-toes together, but I can not stand on my left tip-toe by itself.

PSA at Surgery + 9 months is still less than 0.1 !

September 28, 2006

My Doctor calls that ‘undetectable’! We’ll check it again in January.

Hope I’m done with that

August 25, 2006

I am a Cancer Survivor!
I feel good.
I’ve been playing disc golf this summer with my kids.
I’m about to celebrate 25 years of marriage with the sweetest women I’ve ever known.

do not spoil what you have

August 25, 2006

do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for. ~ Epicurus