Good Point Sandy,
I don't understand this either. And I'm a man. My entry into my blog tonight is about
the fact that we guys just all too often are not willing to talk about
these things. I am very vocal about
it, but I had to admit first that this is a life changing experience. I too have to admit I was stubborn about
going to the doctor. In my case it isn't a strong point. Look at my age. I wasn't supposed to be tested for 6 more years. Look at my numbers. That would have sucked had I waited. I mean the guys here are great. But when I see you women post, I always ask, why not him? My brother and I are close, but I would bet he would not want to talk about
it. Heck it took 6 months after my surgery to get him in for a PSA. He's 49. Geez. But at least I am trying...
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.
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