GREG'S LEGACY

Specialising in the human experience of Living with prostate cancer – warts and all

The Last Post?

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I am in Benalla hospital on four nights respite to give Pauline a break and to get some better pain relief for myself (Aug 27 – 31).

I was nervous about going this time around as it may well merge into my final illness … and this would become my Last Post.

Pauline is nervous too!  She fears that I will not come back and that I will die this time around.  If that is how it pans out, we have to accept that.

There are scheduled posts into October that will be published automatically – even if I am no longer around.

As I write this, I have no intention of giving in. However, as things deteriorate, I will probably welcome the end. Will I be brave enough to accept the syringe pump of morphine and sedatives which is the start of the dying process?   I will certainly take one last shot at recovery before submitting to the syringe pump!

Just in time, I found Lee Gallagher – or should I say he found me – to continue this blog with the developing story of his life with Prostate Cancer.  I wish I could be around to see how Lee records his story but I am sure you will be following his progression with PCa.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone from family, friends, and blog readers, who have taken an interest in my story. What I have left behind can become a valuable resource for others who develop this disease if it is regularly updated. If there are any others who wish to be a contributor, please leave a message and it will be arranged.

What have I learned since contracting Prostate Cancer?

  • I have prepared myself as much as I am able for the end of my life.
  • I have prepared the family to accept it.  They have already come to terms with the grieving process.
  • Smoking gives you emphysema which makes it difficult to breathe as your body deteriorates.
  • Diet can be a contributor to contracting disease.  Increase alkaline foods and reduce acidic foods.
  • Boost your immune system.  It is the only tool your body can fight back with.  That is why I take Lactoferrin capsules and, over the last four years, I believe it has been worthwhile.
  • Natural Progesterone cream should be tried to see if it improves your general well being or “Quality of Life”
  • Supplements and preventative measures are pretty useless once you have been diagnosed and the tumour has escaped the prostate.  Hopefully, they will slow the progression but they will certainly not stop it or cure the cancer.

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Written by Greg Naylor

30 August 2012 at 12:00 am

6 Responses

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  1. Holding you and your wife in prayer
    Blessings Alison x x

    Alison

    30 August 2012 at 1:21 am

    • We too will be praying…

      Peter

      30 August 2012 at 9:37 am

  2. Always in my thoughts Greg. xxxxx

    Rox

    30 August 2012 at 3:25 pm

    • I love you too Rox and look forward to your comments. I hope you are kicking arse in the footy tipping.

      Greg Naylor

      2 September 2012 at 11:58 am

      • You and I came second. Not bad, eh?

        Rox

        2 September 2012 at 12:32 pm

  3. Your coherence defies your predicament, Greg. As always, you’re so clear & succinct You’re a great man and one that I hope continues to survive. No need to say “be brave” – you personify that. Cheers, Ray

    Ray Dixon

    30 August 2012 at 8:24 pm


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