List of Amendments and Additions (By Date. Latest at the top.)
PSA update and email correction. Lycos no longer exists so please use the email address on the feedback page or as given in the "Final Paragraph" of diary.
PSA updates plus info on diet, no not losing weight, the gluten free diet I've had imposed on me.
I've corrected a few dodgy links and stuff but if you find a fault, please let me know by email :- firstname.lastname@example.org
More PSA updates plus info. on new ailments.
More PSA updates plus minor info.
New Page 16 with New-year update and hearty message.
PSA update and publication and distribution of my booklet (at long last).
"ABOUT US" Introduction page has been amended to include new family members and photos. Just click the names in bold.
Cures page includes pomegranate juice treatment.
The latest amendment to the diary contains some reflections on the 3 yrs since I was diagnosed, plus details of my new granddaughter, Lucy Kate.
The "Introduction" accessed via the "About Us" button has been amended to include information as to how fate has played a hand in my life since I was a child. (will bring a smile to your face)
I have removed the "Diary Index" and you will instead, be directed straight to page 1 of the diary.
Information about symptoms update and booklet progress.
New additions and minor changes to page layouts and content. Guest book discontinued.
Happy new year. New page 15 added regarding change in symptoms.
Page 13 amended by moving entries from 5th September to new page 14. Amendments made to silver surfer entry by adding links to picture of certificate and photos of award ceremony. Further entries added to page 14 re presentation given at Prostate Cancer Charity conference on 3rd November, and result of visit to consultant on 11th November.
Info added re Silver Surfer Awards.
Latest information regarding details of visit to radiologist, who debunked one or two of my moans.
Cautionary tale regarding the pitfalls of stopping regular prescribed medication.
More updates about current situation and benefits discovered by using a laptop.
Info added re talk at Leeds, together with link on cures page to interesting information on medical trials etc.
Page 13 updated regarding current mental state and latest medication for the hot flushes.
Page 13 updated with info about hols in Spain, article in local paper, contact by old work mates and some possible future talks to target groups. One or two broken or incorrect links corrected.
I've moved the information in my diary about to condense it, so check the new index to see where things have moved to. I'm just trying to reduce the number of pages and therefore the number of the index buttons. This means that the paragraph below relating to 20/04/05 will now read Page 13 not 15.
Page 13. I've added information about my winning the Silver Surfer of the year award.
Information added to page 15 about my talk to the support group at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, plus, information relating to the publication of my booklet, plus, some new ideas I'm looking into.
The talking wizard has been removed. It drove me witless, so lord alone knows what it did for you. It did however lead me to seriously consider web access for people with disabilities, so it wasn't a complete waste of time. I've created a sister site for those who use assistive software or need to view a site with their own preferences. Visit www.prostate-cancer-awareness.co.uk .
The guest books back. It disappeared for a while but as mysteriously as it went, it returned. There is a link on the page to old entries that can be viewed and I will back up the guest entries periodically to ensure I don't loose any next time it goes walkabout.
The new facility I added for the use of visually impaired people was a complete flop. It interfered with assistive software that, I now know, many people in this situation use, to read web sites. I've removed that aspect of the facility, but the wizard remains to annoy you as a gimmick only. I haven't given up, as I'm now in the process of creating a text only diary to run alongside this one. This will/should allow text reader software to read the content to the user without any problems. You live and learn.
A new facility has been added to the site. Those of you with Internet Explorer web browser, will have seen the talking wizard introducing the web site. (Sorry to those with other, incompatible web browsers, but I'm a beginner and must pander to the majority. That's democracy for you.) Anyway, as a result of a suggestion from a diary reader, I've added an audible section of the diary, for the benefit of those with visual impairment, or other reading difficulties. This means that those who are barely able to read the written word, can now listen to the diary, by clicking the easily seen, flashing, "welcome" sign on the homepage. This will lead to easily navigated pages and allow access to those who were unable to read the awareness message, which is the purpose of this site. I hope it works as intended.
An update has been added to the "CURES" page, from the university of Minnesota, regarding new Gleason Score testing research, latest information.
Information added to page 15 about the new web site address for this site.
Information added to "CURES" page regarding the new Gleason Score testing research, plus some minor background changes.
Information added to "CURES" page regarding colloidal silver, saw palmetto and male osteoporosis.
Information added to page 15 relating to latest hospital appointment, the introduction of my little wizard friend and some concerning info about loss of bone density being attributed to Zolodex hormone therapy.
Information added to page 15 relating to latest blood test result and NARPO magazine article.
"CURES" page amended to show latest information and some beneficial products.
Happy New Year. Latest information added to new page 15.
New information added to page 14 relating to calendar for sale to raise funds for The Prostate Cancer charity.
Minor amendments to backgrounds, links and buttons around site. Clipart added to various pages.
New button on index "CURES", replaces "FINANCE". New page includes information on latest cures and remedies.
New jokes added to "Fun Stuff", index numbers 3, 10, 18 & 20, plus new category "Good Sports" at 22.
Don't forget, if you don't see the updated information, you may be reading old stored pages. Click the "Refresh/Reload" button a few times and this should force your browser to load the new updated pages.
New cartoons added to page 7 & 11 of diary.
New additions to homepage. Click photo to see video welcome.
Page 8 amended to show amended Gleason score from "4" to "8" and cancer grade from "Moderate" to "High" I must have misheard the consultant when he told me my Gleason score was 4+4. Also added latest PSA results.
New additions to "PAGE 14" re TV appearance, and a report on a question and answer session I had with my consultant today about different aspects of my condition, treatment and prognosis.
New "PAGE 14" of Diary regarding booklet completion, and publicity.
Page 12 of diary was too long, so I've transferred part of the information relating to John Hanratty and his cartoons, plus my latest inspirational offering about precious moments, to a new page i.e. 13. and so I've made amendments to this update page to reflect these changes. (see 23 & 24/10/04)
Further additions to "PAGE 13" of Diary regarding new poetry/prose entitled "Precious Moments", which, like last time, came to me out of the blue during the night.
New button on main index for "POETRY"
New main index, but you knew that coz you used it to get to this page.
New set of cartoons & photos added to diary which can be accessed by clicking the buttons, which can be found throughout the diary. (See pages 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 12) The cartoons can also be viewed together on the "Health Hazards" page via the "FUN STUFF" button on the index to your left.
New "PAGE 13" of Diary regarding the artist responsible for the cartoons and his reasons for creating them. He can produce caricatures for you in order to raise funds for "Macmillan Cancer Care"...read on.
Further additions to "PAGE 12" of Diary regarding the presentation I gave at the symposium I attended in London, regarding prostate cancer. A link is provided to the content of my presentation.
New photo of family (montage) on homepage.
New: - Links to "Easy read" versions of "Beauty Blind" and "Fanfare for Immortality", included on original pages respectively.
Further additions to "PAGE 12" of Diary regarding request to address a conference re prostate cancer
(coming soon : - New category covering alternative prostate cancer treatments.)
New "PAGE 12" of Diary regarding symptoms at the conclusion of radiotherapy.
Page numbers in BLUE on this page have links attached to take you direct to that page of the diary. This will save you from having to navigate through the diary index.
Further additions to "PAGE 11" of Diary regarding progress and another discovered pitfall.
Further additions to "PAGE 11" of Diary regarding symptoms and update on benefits situation.
Further additions to "PAGE 11" of Diary regarding completion of radiotherapy treatment.
New "PAGE 11" of Diary regarding Side effects of radiotherapy, remedies and pitfalls.
Further additions to "PAGE 10" of Diary.
Further additions to "PAGE 10" of Diary, covering first few Radiotherapy treatments and benefits info.
Additions to "PAGE 10"of Diary, see Diary Index. Also new pictures added to "Health Hazards" on "FUN STUFF" index (see No.21)
New "PAGE 10" of Diary regarding visit to chest pain clinic. New links to prose, at various places throughout site. New jokes added to "Kids Komments", "Animal Antics" & "Pure Corn". Plus new page of jokes called, "Health Hazards" at no.21. All accessed from the Joke Index by clicking "FUN STUFF" button on the left.
Further additions to "PAGE 9" of Diary regarding update on incapacity benefit claim.
Further additions to "PAGE 9" of Diary, which includes link to some more poetry I was driven to create.
Further additions to "PAGE 9" of Diary, which includes link to some poetry I was driven to create.
Two new categories added to "FUN STUFF" Index 1/ LEGAL LAUGHS & 2/ FREAKY FACTS. Take a look they're good.
New "PAGE 9" in Diary, see Diary Index.
New "HELP" page included. Access via the many "HELP" buttons on the index pages.
DIARY has a new index page for direct access to pages.
Buttons and links amended throughout site.
"PAGE 8" of diary has been updated with latest info.
Minor change to home page, giving reference to this, update page.
"DIARY" has new "PAGE 8" with latest info.
Opening page of "DIARY" has had the automatic sound track removed, and replaced with one that you can choose to play, or not. This is because some visitors have a problem that playing it, causes Windows to shutdown.
Sound track added to Victor Meldrew link as above.
"FUN STUFF" index has added link to "Love & Marriage"
Links on "Interactive" index, all now work. "Mars" & "Happy Life" require Power Point or Power Point viewer to run. (Power Point Viewer can be downloaded free from many software download sites.)
Some minor link defects corrected.
"DISCLAIMER" page has added content.
"FUN STUFF" index has added link to "MS OFFICE" which shows some alternative office assistants and advice.
Button images changed throughout site.
"Interactive" page contains inactive links to power point presentations. This is due to problems loading them on to the site in a working condition. Work is in progress to correct this problem. other items on this page work OK.
"Page 6" of diary and "Photos" index, contains link to picture/info. of Victor Meldrew, for the benefit of those who do not know who he is.
Some links moved from "Photo" index, to, "FUN STUFF" index.
"FUN STUFF" index updated with two new links. 1st is an unusual Xmas greeting, guaranteed not to offend anyone, and 2nd is a sub-index of interactive items. All virus scanned OK. Try them, you'll be amused or amazed.
"Odds & Ends" (Photo gallery) has an added picture on how to prepare Kiwi fruit.
"Links" page now opens up a sub-index of links by category
New "XP TIPS" button on index, linking to sub-index of useful hints, tips & tweaks. (No, it's nothing to do with tea bags.)
"Photo Galleries" page amended with additional link to "Lake District Views".
"Family Photos" page has had the format changed in line with other picture galleries, plus extra photo's of other family members.
"DISCLAIMER" page and index button now included regarding content and copyright.
Music clip now working. I've moved it from the home page to the opening diary page.
Background images of all diary pages have been changed to facilitate easier reading.
Additional paragraph added to diary "Page 7" (penultimate paragraph)
New set of buttons on index, and simpler background.
You may have noticed that the family photo gallery pictures don't always open in a separate small window, on top. I have amended the source code to correct this a number of times, but it keeps changing back to opening in a full window, on it's own. I think it's trying to tell me something. I'll keep experimenting and eventually sort it out.
I Know, there's more updates than you can keep up with, but I'm enthusiastic, I find this all very exciting and interesting. Try clicking the "PHOTOS" button on the main index, and you'll be taken to a new "Photo Galleries Index" page where you can choose from a selection of subjects.
"Page 7" of "Diary" now completed with latest information.
New family photo page added, accessed using new "Photos" button on index. At the moment it shows same photo's as those seen on the introduction page, but as enlargeable thumb nail images, together with some text info. I will change/add to these in the near future.
"FUN STUFF" button on main index, now links to a new page, with a sub-menu leading to categorized, funny/odd, stories/jokes.
"Page 8" missing picture now included, sorry.
"Home Page" has an embedded music clip in it, but I'm having trouble getting it to work. Let me know if you hear a familiar tune. It's not on for long, but if you get sick of it, just click a button to any other page.
"About Me" page amended to provide link to photo of Keswick, plus, all photo links amended to open in new smaller windows on top. No large background pictures to load up. No loss of page.
"Page 6" of "Diary" has added link to information re- National Insurance, which, like the photo's opens on top. No loss of position on page. Smaller window closes at touch of a button.
"Links" page amended to open websites in a new browser window. Links page remains open underneath. Also, photo link added to acknowledgement paragraph for Matthew, in place of link on "Graham" photo page.
New entry to "Diary", (See page 6).
"Guest Book" has been amended so that you no longer require to make an entry in the "URL" box, in order to submit your comments.
Pension forecast form number, added to "Finance" page, plus animations.
"Links" page has added links and acknowledgements.
Additional button on index to link to this page, "Updates"
Due to extended load up time of site, all pictures, backgrounds etc have been re-sized to facilitate a faster access.
Other minor amendments, such as an additional button on the index to access the "Guest Book", have been made.
Extra link on "Graham" photo page. Sons idea of a joke.
Web site created and first uploaded during first week of April 2004.