Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
Just want to get this one out of the way because — well, because that’s what this blog is actually for. It’s here that I talk to myself (and to some of you in the process.) More becoming than screaming in the mirror.
March was prostate cancer awareness month in the UK. This coincided with Mike’s PSA test, and subsequent biopsy. To make a long story short, he’s got it. Adenocarcinoma of the prostate. It’s unfortunately a high score on the Gleason Scale but from what we understand this is a disease with a very high success rate for treatment. We’re more than confident in the French Health System which has already organised a team to meet with us to put together a treatment plan.
The first few days were a bit of a shock, but there’s really nothing much one can do other than face it head on, like we did the Melanoma — and fix it. So, onwards and upwards.
Speaking of the melanoma, wear sun screen, people. Mike didn’t as one can see below and the result is not great. I can’t blame him for this other one, though.
And here’s Stephen Fry talking about his own case in a really lovely way.