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Old Jul 4 2006, 02:42 AM   #1
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Apologies for being so quiet lately. If it's not study, it's work. If it's not work it's something else.

I am worried, though, for my stepfather. He was diagnosed, last month, with prostate cancer, and we should find out today how bad it has become. So I'm fretting there, and not in a real poetry mood today.
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I hope your stepfather's cancer hasn't spread yet. Fretting is very understandable.
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Prostate cancer is not a dead sentence, Ghyle. If they caught it early enough, they can deal with it. My father went through that when I was in my mid-twenties...he was a survivor.
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I'll keep your stepfather and whole family in my prayers. Do let us know the prognosis.
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hope everything turns out for the best. (I'd been wondering why you've been so quiet)
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Please keep us updated, Ghyle! And pass on our well wishes!
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I have no news yet, but I can say that he has had the symptoms for at least 3 years, possibly longer. I know that it is not necessarily a death sentence, as I've taken the effort of trying to keep inform about it and other cancers common to men. One's health is important, and it is better to be informed than ignorant, no?

I thank you all for your well wishes.
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