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.

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|

Lynton’s Story

Lynton is 64 years old. He retired three years ago from work as a ‘road trainer’. Lynton worked for a road transport and logistics company which provided training for truck drivers - travelling with them - to enhance workplace knowledge, [...]

September 24th, 2018|

Frank T’s Story

Frank is 75 years old. He was born in Geelong and qualified as a chemist. He retired in 2000. He had a career working for Mobil Oil. He started as a bench chemist then worked in a range of technical, [...]

August 29th, 2018|