It gets worse

July 19, 2005



prostate cancerWell, today my dad learned from a real doctor that he has “aggressive” prostate cancer. He’s had high PSA (prostate specific antigen blood test) numbers for some time now, but went only to “alternative medicine practitioners.”

Fucking quacks.



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

8 responses to It gets worse

  1. Jon,
    I just prayed for your Dad. Wow.

  2. Jon, you and your dad are in my prayers. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  3. OMG Jon, I am so sorry. I am here if you need anything.

  4. My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer 7 years ago. His life is quite normal after recovery from the surgery. Let me know if you want me to get more details from my dad. 🙂
    GAMBATTE NE!

  5. I am so sorry to hear that, Jon. Praying all turns out all right.

  6. Thank you, everyone, for your encouraging comments, emails, IMs, and words in person.
    Kay’s brother, a doctor, pointed me to this helpful article.

  7. Big news Jon. I’m SO sorry. 🙁 🙁

  8. I’m sorry to hear about your dad, I will keep your father and your family in my prayers.