Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Finally, Some Good News!

Yesterday afternoon I had an appointment with the doctor to get the results of the prostate biopsy. Everything pointed heavily to it being cancer, and even the doc was pretty well convinced that was the case. Nothing else quite fit the results of the various tests. However, the only real test for prostate cancer is a biopsy, and then you know for sure. To my amazement, and the amazement of the doctor, no cancer was found at all! All they could come up with was some prostate inflammation, but no indication of any sort of bacterial infection. With a bacterial infection your white blood cell count goes high, but my white cell count was perfectly normal. The doctor's final diagnosis was that the only thing that fit was some sort of extremely rare viral prostate infection. Viral prostate infections are so rare the doc couldn't remember the last case of it he saw! Anyhow, it now looks like this whole mess was some sort of virus, and it seems to have now run it's course, and now all I have to do is get recovered from it. The really really good news, though, is no sign of cancer, and if it had been there, the biopsy (12 samples taken) would have found it!

Thanks to all of you who have been praying for a good result, and all of those of you who have left comments and sent emails of support and encouragement. Hearing from you definitely helped to make it a bit easier to get through the worst parts of it all.

Thanks Again!

 - - - -  Mr. C.

16 Comments:

At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 11:51:00 AM, Anonymous Steve Ramsey said...

W00T!!!!!!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas for sure!

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:22:00 PM, Blogger James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Change your handle from "Mr. C" to "Mr. C-FREE"

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:32:00 PM, Anonymous Kevin Baker said...

Whew! Best. Christmas. Present. EVER! Very glad to hear it!

(wv: husles - Mr. C came down with a bad case of the husles.)

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:01:00 PM, Blogger TrueBlueSam said...

That's great news! There are a whole bunch of thankful and relieved friends.

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 2:48:00 PM, Blogger My Gun Culture said...

Now THAT is some GOOD news!

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 3:26:00 PM, Blogger DirtCrashr said...

WOOT!! Mr C-Free indeed!

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 5:29:00 PM, Anonymous LibertyNews said...

Glad to hear it!

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 5:41:00 PM, Anonymous Aaron said...

Mike, I'm so glad to hear this great news!

 
At Wednesday, December 07, 2011 7:08:00 PM, Blogger DaddyBear said...

Great news!

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2011 10:02:00 AM, Blogger BobG said...

Glad to hear it is not as bad as it could have been.

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT News, mon ami!!!!!
YeOldFurt

 
At Friday, December 09, 2011 11:36:00 AM, Anonymous Davidwhitewolf said...

Fantastic! Very happy for you and Keewee!

 
At Sunday, December 11, 2011 8:10:00 AM, Blogger Guffaw in AZ said...

Great to hear!

 
At Monday, December 12, 2011 3:26:00 PM, Anonymous Karl said...

Glad you dodged the bullet. I had a prostrate biopsy done a couple of weeks ago but didn't get so lucky. 8 out of 12 samples showed an aggressive form of cancer. Am having a CT scan and bone scan done in a couple of days to see if the cancer has spread from the prostate gland to the bones and soft tissue. As per my doctor if it has spread I will die in 1.5 to 2 years. There is no cure if it has spread. Keep an eye on your prostate gentlemen. Prostrate cancer is the number 2 cancer killer of men. Lung cancer is number one.
Again, congratulations on being cancer free.

 
At Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations. The same thing happened to me last month.

 
At Friday, December 16, 2011 9:24:00 AM, Blogger Robert Langham said...

Your prostate must look like swiss cheese! Congrats on the happy news.

 

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