I'm from the prostate cancer forum. I saw Darrens post on our little campaign and thought to come in and let you know the value of HW to us with prostate cancer. There are not very many forums to speak with a fellow cancer patient and for me HW has opened my eyes on the power of knowledge. Through HW I found a pool of men, or their spouses, that have lived this experience and was able to get out of it what keeps me positive and believing I can win this battle. Without HW I would of course continue to seek out support groups but they would not be as effective as this 24 hour site is. I encourage you to help. Mr. Waite has done us a great service by building these forums but we, the HW users, are the ones who have grown to depend on our contacts here and can best support his efforts to keep us online and up to date with the necessary technology to make it efficient. Thank you all and God Bless.
Advanced Prostate Cancer
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.