July 22, 2008

An Update

First, thanks for the comments on the photos. I'll go back to posting pictures after this brief update on Frank's visit to the doctor yesterday.

It was a stressful morning. We got up at 7 AM to get ready, but at 8:30 we got a call from Dr. Richman's office saying that their electricity was down so they had to postpone his appointment until another day. An hour later they called to say that the power was back on and Frank could still come in at 10. Unfortunately, this was impossible because it's a one-hour drive and that only gave us 30 minutes. At first they told me that we'd have to schedule for another day, but I put Frank on the phone and they agreed to see him at 11:45.

We had the appointment. I went with him to lend support and make sure he didn't miss hearing anything. (Frank cannot hear high tones including certain letter sounds like S so sometimes he can only guess at what someone says.)

PC can be a serious condition, even post-surgery in many cases. A PSA test every four months tracks his condition. Unfortunately, his PSA continues to rise so the doctor scheduled some tests for next week. If they don't show anything, we wait another four months.

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