Medical MRI Shows Tumors & Cysts On Spine

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Mach123

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Thanks it's a trial. I'm afraid naturally. I made so much noise about the biopsy I'm afraid they're making fun of me a little. I guess most of the guys they treat are tough, I'm not, I think they're barbaric. Also I admit I didn't do any research before the first biopsy and they didn't tell me what it was gonna be like but I feel weird about them now. The same things happened at my dentist where I had a ton of work and I was yelling about nitrous and I finally gave up. I starting crying in the dentist more than once as a result of my trauma reaction and now I'm worse than ever I tear up at the drop of a hat. I have a lot going on with my therapist who I love but I'm on the verge of firing.

These doctors when they stick you and cut you get a look at the real you and I'm hardly bothered to try and "act like a man" these days, oh well. It'd be nice to have a high pain threshold but I don't. This is one occasion I'm lible to start shouting "look all of you I'm a CSA survivor"?

But, i could go on and.on and I usually do. I'm pretty good at getting through things these days, I've had plenty of practice. Thanks again!
 

Mach123

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Insurance problems the MRI place has no approval and they are talking toe about my doctor I said, "you have questions for my doctor, you call him". She said, "you should call us this afternoon" , I said "you have me scheduled in the morning, you want me to show up, I'd call if I were you".

It was cordial but I'm like "putting this off seems ok with me right now". If I don't hear from them I'll assume they have to reschedule. Problem solved for now .
 

Mach123

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Had another MRI which i think was the same one that I wrote this about originally, prostate MRI with injection. The guy was a guy lol. No bedside manner whatsoever. Not a caregiver technically. A technician. 12 MRI scans a day.

But during the intake he said "you were diagnosed with prostate cancer in May (i think he said) 2019". I hesitated and said yes.

So I have been on a totally clean diet. Cabbage soup and veggies and fruits and hamburger and chicken breast and corn chips. I stopped losing weight at about 160 lbs. I know I have to eat. I should eat once more daily I am sort of hovering around twice or two meals a day. I snack in between on the good stuff, bananas and apples and raisins and hard cheese are snacks.

But he said it and it is true. I did get a cancer diagnosis, I do have cancer. Im expecting to hear from the urologist today or tomorrow. I expect the doctor or his office to call. If it's the doctor, I suspect he will say he wants to remove my prostate. If its his office i might get another reprieve. I don't really trust them. It can be viewed as a throw away organ and they make money taking them out.

But i don't have to think about it till they call me. I have to go make soup now. : ) I should say i think they follow protocol, I don't actually think they are "ghoulish" but I can't say it didn't occur to me. : (
 

Mach123

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I saw the urologist today and good news. My PSA is down and my prostate is slightly enlarged but ok. Biopsy later this year, in a couple months, but I get to be asleep this time thank goodness. There was a break in the action because of covid and I wasn't seen for a few months and I didn't pursue them because I put stuff like that off and it was a perfect excuse so, that made me even more nervous.

I changed my eating though and I stopped drinking when I found out. I wouldn't say I completely changed my lifestyle, because I was moderately health conscious. I suppose I'd say I'd been wanting to give up the drinking I'd been doing anyway. I didn't really think about it. I just had an excuse not to, which makes sense if you're me.

So I'm lucky I always was regular about the doctor and it was found out early. That's not how it usually goes. The preventative medicine in prostate cancer had improved dramatically and I got the benefit of it. People are usually unaware they are sick or have a disease until they become symptomatic. I was symptomatic but like I said I never put stuff like that off and my wife always said I'd use any excuse to go to the doctor. True. I like going to the doctor. I have not been feeling like that since all this started, but I feel pretty good right now.
 

Mach123

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I have some interesting news, I think so anyway. I posted in another thread called chronic pain about how I got out on Celebrex. Well, it helped a lot with the pain (severe arthritis in my wrist) although I don’t like how it makes me feel otherwise, even though it’s subtle. BUT, my last prostate exam he said it was a little inflamed? Guess what Celebrex is for? It’s an anti inflammatory. My symptoms, inflamed prostate symptoms, have pretty much vanished. I thought about kit yesterday but after last night I’m sure, I only got up like twice and the urge to urinate is gone or has returned to something like normal. Now I think I might not have the biopsy he wants me to schedule. My wife thinks I shouldn’t do it (which probably means it’s a good idea) but if my blood work is good and my symptoms stay at zero? If it’s not broken why fix it. The doc will say, but we found cancer and we should check it. But I know most men my age have some cancer in the prostate, they told me that. Anyway all this is not a bad problem to have. : )
 
My symptoms, inflamed prostate symptoms, have pretty much vanished. I thought about kit yesterday but after last night I’m sure, I only got up like twice and the urge to urinate is gone or has returned to something like normal. Now I think I might not have the biopsy he wants me to schedule.

^Rather - tell him what you've noticed and give him the opportunity to speak for himself. He may agree with you?
 

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I have some interesting news, I think so anyway. I posted in another thread called chronic pain about how I got out on Celebrex. Well, it helped a lot with the pain (severe arthritis in my wrist) although I don’t like how it makes me feel otherwise, even though it’s subtle. BUT, my last prostate exam he said it was a little inflamed? Guess what Celebrex is for? It’s an anti inflammatory. My symptoms, inflamed prostate symptoms, have pretty much vanished. I thought about kit yesterday but after last night I’m sure, I only got up like twice and the urge to urinate is gone or has returned to something like normal. Now I think I might not have the biopsy he wants me to schedule. My wife thinks I shouldn’t do it (which probably means it’s a good idea) but if my blood work is good and my symptoms stay at zero? If it’s not broken why fix it. The doc will say, but we found cancer and we should check it. But I know most men my age have some cancer in the prostate, they told me that. Anyway all this is not a bad problem to have. : )
I don't know how old you are but most men don't have cancer in the prostate that doesn't go unchecked or untreated. Celebrex isn't meant to be a long term medication. it can have lasting effects on BP and your heart as any anti-inflammatory. You should go follow up with whatever doctor they suggest. Just bc your PSA is high does not mean you have cancer. It also doesn't mean you don't have cancer, but it should be determined through proper testing....
 

Mach123

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Was and is, but taken as a whole, it’s more or less age appropriate. Thank you so much though! Yes, it’s WAY better. My birthday is this week. Believe it or not, I’d schedule the biopsy anyway if he had agreed to giving me 5 painkillers for after.

Last time I had after symptoms that really warrant those I mean, if you can’t get them for that, what the hell CAN you get them for? I’m not even going to mention what happens but it’s awful believe me. So that’s why I really didn’t schedule it, and I don’t feel like asking him again and listening to him whine lol. They’ll call me again this week I bet because if they aren’t cutting you they don’t make any $. Then it’s like I’m fighting with him about 4 or 5 pills and he will think I’m a jerk for not taking his orders and I just do t want to deal with the whole thing. So I’m holding off. It’s barbaric the pain they expect you to go through when there is medication that will make you comfortable. So it’s still a nightmare but at least this is a little reprieve .
 

Mach123

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I don't know how old you are but most men don't have cancer in the prostate that doesn't go unchecked or untreated. Celebrex isn't meant to be a long term medication. it can have lasting effects on BP and your heart as any anti-inflammatory. You should go follow up with whatever doctor they suggest. Just bc your PSA is high does not mean you have cancer. It also doesn't mean you don't have cancer, but it should be determined through proper testing....
No, this is wrong according to the urologist but thanks.

I don’t know if you read the whole thread, it’s old, but we went through all this. The Celebrex is new. The orthopedist didn’t mention any of the concerns you bring up. I had asked him for a different med that he said was a little too strong and prone to stomach upset. Anyway i feel I’ve done my homework and I’m making sound decisions though the tone of your post seems to suggest you think otherwise. I appreciate your input though.
 

Mach123

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Sorry about double posting lol. This is the new setup that only gives you five minutes to edit. I knew when I saw that I was going to have a hard time because of my posting habits.

Thanks everyone, time for coffee.
 
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