The Verdict Is In

So today is judgment day. I stayed up late, stressing about the appointment and the biopsy results, so I’m really tired. That said, I’ll try to keep this post on point.

I arrived fifteen minutes before the appointment, and the place was mobbed. My 9:15am appointment, combined with the unwashed masses, meant the doctor didn’t actually see me until almost 10am. So on top off the stress, I was dealing with frustration of the highest order. I made it to the on-deck circle; a smaller waiting room down the hall from the doctor. I was there with about ten other patients, and the doc would call their names and they would slouch down the hallway.

It was akin to being a Christian in the Roman Colosseum, waiting to be fed to the lions.

My name was called, the patients looked at me, and I slowly walked toward my fate. The doctor had me sit down, and went over my chart. It was a very painful minute and a half. He asked me about my medications, and then asked if I drink. I replied, “No.” The doctor said, “Really? never?” I responded with, “Not for a very long time.” The doctor smiled and said, “That’s too bad, because you could have celebrated your perfectly normal biopsy!”

I literally did not know whether to laugh or cry, but the latter took over. The doctor did say my PSAs are still really high, so I need to return every six months; but as of this moment, I am cancer-free.

Thank you all for your prayers, and please redirect them to Toothy’s bride. I believe in the power of prayer, and if they could help a wretch like me, a good person like Mrs. Toothy deserves them as well.

10 thoughts on “The Verdict Is In

  1. My gosh, I am so very happy and thrilled for you, Wyatt. I had been a bit stressed waiting for you to hear. And, yes, I will Toothy’s wife on my prayer list. Now, for you, you need to get back to kicking butt and taking names! You made my Monday!

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  2. Ronni – I’m not going to downplay the good news, but the bad news is I need to be re-checked every six months… for the rest of my life. Better than the alternative, obviously, but still annoying.

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  3. Got really dusty here for a moment. You made my day, Mate! I was worried about losing another friend way too soon.

    Still keeping my fingers crossed for Mrs. Toothy. May she have a complete recovery.

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  4. Jim – Thanks. I was freaking out starting about last night and not stopping until I was home for about an hour.

    Jenn – She will. Mrs. Toothy is a strong, brave woman, and has a great support system. My only hope for me is a limit on prostate biopsies. Not. Fun.

    TXNick – Amen. And if this thing taught me anything, it’s that I am physically unable to die. Skin cancer, appendicitis, twisted intestines, heart trouble, and I’m still kickin’! 🙂

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  5. Just read the good news. I won’t, however, take you off my prayer list, but this is great to hear. As for Toothy and his lovely bride, I have both on my prayer list. It’s gotten rather large of late, but I believe in prayer. Toothy, tell your bride an old codger from out west is praying for her and will do so indefinitely.

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  6. Wow! That’s great news. We need to keep you around a long time so that we can enjoy your wit and wisdom. We all wish you a long, happy life to spend with your beautiful wife and children……………


  7. RG – Seriously, Mrs. Toothy needs them more than i, but I’ll take what I can get.

    Tam – Thanks. It sucks getting re-checked every six months, but I’ll gladly do it.

    Toothy – Not a chance. i need to keep on it. And you’re welcome. Hope Mrs. Toothy gets through this.


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