TURTLE HOUSE AT ELVIRA’S ROOST, MT OLIVE SHORES, POLK CITY, FLORIDA

Monday March 28, 2022

Temperature 84 Degrees

Ongoing Cancer Care Treatment

Living with Prostate Cancer has been an experience. Though I don’t spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about it nevertheless it is always there in your subconscious. It definitely causes you to rethink what is important in life. It also makes you really cherish the moments of every day that you are given by God.

In battling it I’ve successfully completed Proton (yup, that’s how our little furry friend got his name) radiation treatment, and as part of my ongoing treatment I take hormone shots in my caboose every three months. What’s the purpose of them? Well, most prostate cancer cells rely on testosterone to help them grow. Hormone shots cause male testosterone from being produced which in turn helps the pesky little cancer cells to die or grow more slowly. And since I had a very aggressive form of prostate cancer the decision was made to use everything available to nip it in the bud. I mean I want you to know that I plan to live at least to the ripe old age of 100!

So today was the day to get shot up. Now normally the shots are no big thing. Oh, there was the one time after I was given it I swore someone had taken a blow torch to my backside. Oh baby did it burn. But that was several shots ago. Since then, no side effects whatsoever. So I sort of let my guard down. Bad, bad, bad. Today’s shot for some reason had that oh so nasty side effect of lighting up my caboose! Oh baby it got hot there for a few minutes. Thankfully, it doesn’t last long, but the few minutes it does. . .

Of course having suffered so grievously recompense was in order. Hence, I had Ms. Barbara take me out to lunch. Where to? We went to one of my favorites that being Culver’s Restaurant. I absolutely believe that their fish meal is just oh so good. The fish is North Atlantic Cod, hand cut, hand battered and golden fried only after you place your order. Add a side of cheese curds to the order and you’ve got yourself a scrumptious meal for sure. Ah yes, I was feeling oh so much better after my meal.

So that was our day on The Road of Retirement. The trip to the doctor and back, the actual visit, and lunch out was a total of just a little over five hours. Thus, not much else was accomplished today. That was fine by me.

Thanks again for stopping by today  It’s always great to be able to share our story with others. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish each day that God gives you and live it to the fullest.

Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before.

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