Glenn Morton | CaringBridge

Glenn Morton

First post: 11/12/2016 Latest post: 5/20/2017

Most people reading this will know that I am a geophysicist who has lived an incredible life with Debi.  We have lived in Scotland, and I lived in China, been to Tibet and have been in 31 other countries and with my son, Dan, I went to Antarctica.


In 2003, when Debi and I moved back from Scotland, I was diagnosed with stage 3b, Gleason 8 prostate cancer.  The diagnosing doctor yelled at me and told me that I would be his first patient to die of prostate cancer since PSA testing started.  He said I had a low chance of making 5 years.  I had surgery, and for 3 years, it looked like they might actually have gotten all the cancer.  I went and lived 2 years in China as Exploration director for an oil company.  When I came back from China in 2006, the cancer also came back.  I had 7 weeks of radiation treatments, which seemed to work.  But in a year, the cancer returned.  This time we were told that the normal course of the disease was 5 years.  As you can see, I have been incredibly blessed to be able to easily control the cancer and otherwise be in good health for the past eight  and a half years.  And to still be here after 13 years from diagnosis is a double blessing because I have gotten to know all my grandchildren.


In late 2015, the cancer started showing signs of getting out of hand.  In 2016 I had an immunotherapy course of treatment, which apparently didn't work.  So, now I am in a clinical trial for a new drug combo, which at the moment doesn't seem to be working either.  It is likely that I will be on chemo next month.


I don't consider myself a victim of cancer.  Those who know me would never describe me as a victim.  I do, however have some nasty aggressive cells that need killing.  They are in the chest area right now and of course, that isn't a great place for them to be (from my point of view).  I much appreciate all the prayers and support for Debi and I as we continue down this road.

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