Thursday, October 11, 2012

In Toronto again....

UPDATE:   Good news!  There were no cancer cells in the 14 biopsy samples taken. Whew!  I dodged that bullet, for now anyway. 

I say "for now" because the news wasn't all good.  The ultrasound and needle biopsy showed high grade prostatic intraepithelial_neoplasia  in a few locations on my prostate.  This is essentially a abnormality of prostate tissue and believed to precede the development of prostate cancer.  Details to follow. 

After my appointment, I met with Jeffrey for coffee in The Village;  an extremely enjoyable way to spend two hours... lots of fantastic conversation!  Now I'm off on (budget) Toronto shopping spree.  Value Village and Salvation Army Thrift Shop, here I come! 

Then it's off to have dinner with my wife's brother and family who have so kind and generous to their gay ex-brother-in-law.  My flight arrives in my hometown at 1:15 a.m. and I'll be in my own bed at 2:00 am. Woo-hoo!

This is a timed post which was written yesterday.   Right now (Thursday a.m.) I am leaving for The Prostate Centre to find out the results of my needle biopsy three weeks ago.

I could pretend to be all perky and optimistic, but the reality is that I feel sick to my stomach with dread at the prospect of having cancer again.  I'll keep you posted!

In the meantime, here are some beautiful men from and Sean's latest batch of TMI questions.

1.   Dogs are  ..... unconditional love.
2.   My boyfriend is ..... in my future, I hope, a sweet, sexy, loving man who likes to cuddle.
3.   I love ...... being in my own home surrounded by the people I love.
4.   I hate ...... intolerant, closed-minded conservative religious bigots.
5.   I am ...... happier than I've been in many years.
Sex is ...... essential to a healthy, happy relationship.


  1. thinking of you today, dear buddybear! :)

  2. I believe all of you readers are sending positive thoughts your way. When you get the good news, please text some who can let us know on blog. If u can't get to computer I mean.

  3. I'm very happy to read this, Buddy. I talk to Greg about you all the time, did you know? Do your ears ring? He says he's happy for the good news too.

  4. Congratulations on the good news. Hope the rest of your trip is fun and that you arrive home safe and sound in your own bed. Guess this Thanksgiving gives you even more to be thankful for.
    Be well and know that I care for you......

  5. ditto-ing everyone's well and good wishes to you. thanks for sharing your all your adventures and experiences.....makes a good read. Cheers!

  6. Simply superb news, even if you do have to remain vigilant. But big congratualtions!

  7. Thanks, everyone! I have another appointment in six months I have entered into a period of observation which they at The Prostate Centre call "active surveillance" or "watchful waiting."

  8. I am so glad the news was good. While the constant watching is annonying to say the least, at least unlike most of us, you will have some idea of what to expect each time. And even if it does turn cancerous, you will know immediately if it is an aggressive form or the usual "you will die of something else" type.

  9. So happy! I enjoyed having coffee with you too! Hope you found a fun way to occupy yourself for the rest of the afternoon... I'm waiting for the blog ;)

    1. Yes Jeffrey, I love our conversations! I can't wait to see your "girlie" side one day... I think it was a mistake telling me that. :-)

      Afterwards, I went on a shopping spree the amazing Value Village 'mega store' at Bloor / Landsdown to spruce up my wardrobe for work ... (not kidding about that! Lots of quirky / vintage clothing there)

      Then on to Honest Ed's where I bought a new $4.00 pair of track pants to wear to hookups (easy to take off especially during car sex!) and then spent the evening with my wife's family who I love dearly.

  10. That's such great news! Very happy for you and all the young 20 somethings that you'll bring such joy and ecstasy to.

  11. i am late to join the conga line of congratulations, but I am no less happy for you than the others!

  12. Great news, keep up the screening, amongst other things!


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