I have been away for some time so thought I would bring you up to date.
I arrive back from sailing the beginning of October.
Prior to going my PSA had gone up to 10 and I had a couple of scans, luckily it had not spread, so I was put back on Zoladex. I needed 2 while I was away and my GP let me have 2 to take with me. I had 1 before I went and the nurse showed me how to do it. She asked if I was ok doing it. I answered yes to someone else, bit of a problem to myself.
Anyway off I went. The first time it was due I found an Albanian Doctor on a little Island who did not speak English so a Greek friend took me. Did it no problem slightly differently . First went out to his car and then washed the area with 3 different liquids Put on rubber gloves and injected. Then covered in gauze and tape that looked like a major war wound. Asked how much? “What you like” so gave him 10Euro
A month later different Island and a young Greek GP. A lot of reading of the packet then one quick rub and attempt to put it in. Said seems to be a problem. The safety lock was still on. Took off lock all fine, wound dressing again though a bit smaller. Refused to take any payment. Hansom young man and all the Mothers were bringing their Daughters to see him with any minor ailment.
Now my AF. Not a lot of change. My GP seemed to have got the pressure down to an acceptable level with Ramipril 10mg and Bisoprolol 6.25mg and I am still on Dabigatran 150mg twice daily. My pulse still shows 199 the error code on the digital cuff machine I have. It does occasionally get a reading some what lower. The GP/Nurse can find a better reading using the stethoscope to listen.
The future I don’t know as I have heard nothing from the cardiologist since the failure of my second cardioversion. I still have no endurance when doing anything and a very erratic pulse rate, but the alternatives are rubbish. I shall just take every day as it comes and get on with it. Looking forward to sailing again in May
Hope you all are improving