PERSONAL STORIES

Many men have been through the fear, anxiety, discomfort and inconvenience associated with prostate cancer and its treatment. On the positive side, there are many men who have been cured of prostate cancer and there are treatments that enable others to enjoy an active and satisfying life.

Here we present some stories about men and their partners in our group who have been affected by prostate cancer. You may benefit from the observations, views and insights that these men have expressed.

Jonathon’s Story

Jonathan is 63 years old. He is now retired, having been self-employed for the past 24 years in the field of computer maintenance and software development. Jonathan had been having blood tests every two years, and at age 60 one [...]

May 2nd, 2018|

Roger S’s Story

Roger is 75 years old. He retired from careers in engineering and, more recently, banking when he was 67. Since he was 45, Roger has been having annual blood testing checks, including PSA. At age 69 Roger’s GP noticed that [...]

March 26th, 2018|

Jim G’s Story

Jim is 83 years old. He retired when he was 63 after a career in mechanical design engineering. In 1972 Jim and his wife Betty left Glasgow, where he had operated a garage, to move to Geelong to work for [...]

February 20th, 2018|

David S’s Story

David is 66 years old; he retired four years ago from a career in consulting engineering. He was born in far North Queensland at Mt Mulligan (only white person born there), and moved to Geelong in the 70’s to study. [...]

January 22nd, 2018|

Jim’s Story

Jim is 82 years old, and retired. He began his working life as a fitter and turner, “but I hated that,” and turned to the carpentry/building trade. He came to Geelong when he was 20 to run a milk bar [...]

November 22nd, 2017|

Peter’s Story

Peter is 75 years old; he retired ten years ago from a long career in surveying. After fifty years of living and working in Far North Queensland, Peter and his wife Ivy made the move from Townsville to Geelong in [...]

October 25th, 2017|