Posted 11/26/2012 8:11 PM (GMT -7)
Not much new to report. Another rough weekend, between my wife's back pain and my normal pain/fatigue issues. Wasn't able to do anything special, but stuck mostly to my new caretaker duties, which is consuming enough.
Wife's surgery is at 0815 in the morning, be so glad when she is safely in the recovery room with a good report from the surgeon, then she can really start to heal. Today, we went to pre-op, but we were in and out and back in the car in 20 minutes time. Very efficient doctor's office.
If I can make it through the next 24 hours, will feel its a miracle. Been fighting cancer and radiation related fatigue for over 12 years now, but what I have felt the last month has been the worse yet. Hoping that things will start to lighten up for me the next few days, feel like I am close to some kind of melt down. Even I have a breaking point, and I know I am close to mine.
Age: 60, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA 4/12 = 37.x
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries
Member of Prostate Cancer & Chronic Pain HW Communities since 10/2008
“I live in the weak and the wounded” – Session Nine (Movie)