If your mom has a quarter of your PMA (positive mental attitude) and emotional strength (and more likely she has 4 times as much as you do, since mom's usually do!), than she will stay strong through her battle just as you have done. It's a challenging time for you, your mom and the rest of your family to be sure. But Healingwell certainly demonstrates the strength in community of which you are already aware. You have all of us thinking positive thoughts for both of you.
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g. Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...