Helpful Info from Members

We want to start a new feature on this page where members can give suggestions and helpful hints,  to share it with other survivors, regarding their treatment.  As always, remember  we are not doctors, but sharing as survivors from our own experiences.  You should always ask your own Doctor about advice provided, your mileage may vary.

You can submit hints by emailing the office mailto:pchelp@pcsanm.org , attention Webmaster, or post on the comments link on the main page of this website.

I’ll start with one: I was given a headache remedy/sleep aide a couple years ago called  Amitriptyline (Elavil), 25 mg at bedtime. After I was on it a short while, I researched it more than the Rx insert.  In Australia, they prescribe it for men’s incontinence issues.  I sleep 9 to 10 hours a night, do not wake up foggy in the morning as some sleep aides do, and almost never have to get up to use the bathroom at night.  I can even drink just before bedtime. And I do not have to run to pee the first thing in the morning.  I tell people about it all the time. Maybe it can help some of you.     Ask your doctor if it might help in your case.          JJC  5/16/2016

Prostate Cancer    Posted August 8, 2017

The prostate is a small gland
In the pelvis found only in men,
Size of a satsuma orange
So read this poem and then.

You’ll understand its function
And things that can go wrong,
Early detection is important
So this is to help you along.

Found between penis & bladder
Surrounds the urethra now then,
Main function of prostate is to help
In the production of semen.

Causes of prostate cancer
Are largely still unknown,
Some things can increase your risk
But you are not alone.

Prostate cancer is the most
Common cancer in men in UK,
With over 40,000 new cases
Diagnosed every year okay!

Chances of developing this cancer
Increase with age and so,
Most cases develop in men aged 50
Or older so now you know.

For reasons not yet understood
This cancer more common in gent,
Of African-Caribbean or African
And less common in Asian descent.

Men with a father or brother
Affected by prostate cancer,
Are also at slightly increased risk
So I say! Don’t be a chancer.

If you are over 50 please click
On link below I implore,
Will take you to NHS website
Where you’ll find out much more.

By
William Mckechnie alias Wild Bill Entertainer

http://www.nhs.uk/…/Cancer-of-the-pros…/Pages/Diagnosis.aspx

 

Bud Mevers was a member of our group about 10 years ago, and has since moved to Mississippi.

Bud is a follower of Chris Wark, who has many videos on YouTube about his anti-cancer vegan diet    http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/the-raw-vegan-diet/

He sent us this:

I love hearing Chris talk.  His interviews with people make their stories understandable to those listening.

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 11 years ago with a Gleason score of 7.  Five years ago, a cat scan revealed it went to my right lymph node and I was told I had stage four prostate cancer.  I refused chemo, radiation and surgery.  Doctors, family and friends all urged me to take treatment and I still refused.

What really interests me is that I asked google to tell me what is the highest PSA on record of a person that does not have prostate cancer.  Google didn’t know and gave me a telephone number to call.  I called it and they checked and checked and came back and gave me another telephone number to call.  I called it and they looked and looked and came back to give me another telephone number to call.  I told the person I am not going to call another telephone number because all they are going to do is give me another telephone number.

Another thing I can’t find out is how high a PSA number can be with a urinary tract infection.  I get the feeling that the AMA doesn’t want the average Joe to get all the information.

After two visits with an oncologist, he told me not to come back if I’m not going to take the treatment he suggests.

After five years of PC diagnosis, I told a urologist I must be cured because I lived five years.  He was indignant and told me you are not cured.  If you took the treatment and lived five years, then you would be cured.

Anyhow, I am still alive, feeling good, very active in sports, dancing and gardening.

I would love to talk to you if you think my story is worthwhile, and want to know more.

BUD MEVERS

Gulfport, MS

Email:  rueyfort8@cableone.net

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