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.

Scott’s Story

Scott is 72 years old and retired in 2012. He has an accounting degree and was a director of two Australian companies which involved a large amount of overseas travel. Since he retired he has spent a significant amount of [...]

May 13th, 2019|

Alec’s Story

Alec is 71 years old. He retired sixteen years ago following a career as a psychologist. When he was about 50 and still working Alec became concerned about the number of times he had to get up at night to [...]

April 25th, 2019|

Bill S’s Story

 Bill is 76 years old and has lived in Geelong since moving here from Shepparton more than forty years ago.
He worked as a truck driver, which also included collecting milk samples from various dairies, until retiring when he was 64. [...]

February 21st, 2019|

Victor’s Story

Victor is 75 years old, and semi-retired. He spent most of his full-time working life working as a linesman with what was once the PMG, then Telecom and now Telstra. He retired when he was 62, but has continued working [...]

January 21st, 2019|

Peter A’s Story

Peter is 68 years old and retired. He was employed as an engineer with Ansett Airlines, but following the collapse of Ansett Peter and his wife Sharon decided upon a major change of lifestyle. In 2003 they purchased land with [...]

November 27th, 2018|

Wally’s Story

Wally is 74 years old. He retired five years ago from work in the demolition industry; he had been a plant operator and supervisor. When he was 56 Wally had a quadruple heart bypass operation, and following this he was [...]

October 23rd, 2018|