This is touching, guys. Seriously.
Sometimes I try to find my way here at ICM, and feel locked out in some ways.
I only posted this thread last night, and the confirmation or disproving of whether this is cancer or not, via biopsy and ultra-sound of the prostate, won't take place until the end of October, with the likely proof arriving the first week of November; maybe a few days earlier.
Though, as I just told a poster here, the PSAs have been notably elevated since later winter, early spring; now steadily in the 6.3 to 6.8 range, with the upper end of normal being 4.
The person in question is simultaneously dealing with gall stones; they'd earlier thought -that- might be cancer of the liver/pancreas/gall bladder, and they were relieved to find that it was something that -can- be way more benign, though uncomfortable or painful.
Tudo, did your friend wait too long to see someone? Was there any indication he had something wrong with him, other than a test? I'm sorry for your loss. Sometimes life's unfairness leaves us with justified resentments. Some of those in the medical and other related fields can have limited insight into the lives or experiences of those they treat, even when their intentions are otherwise commendable. There's a lot of inequity in life. The living stay behind to feel the void.
Thank you, Lost Tribe. I'll read the link's contents very soon. I just got back from hauling a vehicle on a transport trailer for a family member, half-way across the Borough; a mild exaggeration, but not by much. Was it THC GW was referencing, or CBD? What about a cocktail (both)? (*I may be asking questions that are already answered in the link, but I haven't gone there yet).
Re. suppositories, I'm hoping that empty gel caps, ready-to-fill, such as those from the pharmacy, are acceptable, if that approach is what comes to be best suited. No aversion to using suppositories. Just wanting the best delivery option possible, and I suspect that the more direct the contact to the affected area, especially with something like CBD, the better off the person is, and the more benefit from the treatment.
A person here at ICM has offered CBD and THC capsules, as well as a hybrid of the 2, at what I believe is a fairly reasonable price, and sent reading materials via links and PM, as well.. Reading re. heavy metals in commercial CBD oils, even from otherwise reputable sources, was an eye-opener, and an additional source of concerns.
Little causes a person to take advantage of available education, as having the needs present themselves in a very personal and abrupt way. As we once said on the river, "'Must' is the motivator."
The person in question has some decisions to make about their relationship to the world and the universe, life, family, energy levels, and community, assuming their assumptions re. the impending biopsy and ultrasound outcomes are substantiated.
Thanks all. I'll try to reply more thoroughly in a moment, to anyone whose help I failed to mention.