Hello, I'm Capt.Bob, aged 67
I have spent over 50years as a seafarer, dealing with all sorts of difficulties in a hands onway, and when I was told that I had Prostate Cancer and that it was an aggressive sort, I felt I was in a worse predicament than Capt. Smith when he was called to the Bridge and told that the Titanic had collided with an Ice Berg. I had no control over what was happening and this was a totally new experience for me. What next? What, if anything, could I do to help save the ship, if I may use the nautical metaphor?
It had all started with a phone call from an old shipmate just after the New Year. There had been no symptoms, other than a slight need to pass water more frequently, which I thought was part of growing Old. My friend Terry mentioned in conversation that he'd had a PSA test and as I hadn't a clue what this was he explained.