Hi to Margie and Joe!
First my prayers for your continued success on the treatments. You are right, some men do very well with this disease. I know of Stage IV guys going 15 years quite well. I saw your post on Myman's (Susan) thread. First she is a wonderful lady. And she shares your sentiments on this disease I am sure. But hang in there. You will do well with that PSA drop.
You have something special in your names that I would like to share with you. First my very dear grandmothers name was Margie. Grandma Margie had love so lasting that it is with me 14 years after her passing. And Joe is my fathers name. Still going strong he tries to cheer me when I am down and calls me more than ever. Just seeing your names sparked a set of wonderful thoughts. May God Bless you and have a great Christmas. And look at the last line of my signature below.
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.
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