My dear friend Tony,
I have never looked back since surgery. But, some of us really had no other choice. We needed to get that sucker out. Others, though, have many choices and should explore all options.
This coming Sunday night I have been given an opportunity to speak to our church about my journey. One point that I will make is for early testing. I also will talk about how misunderstood this monster is. But, really, if having cancer and spreading the word that can help someone else avoid what many of us have been through, then it has all been worth it. Sound strange but that is how I feel. My life has changed so much since I got the "news", and in most cases it has been for the better. What I have lost has been replaced with so much more. Not that I don't miss somethings, ALOT.
Keep up the research.
Be blessed my brother and War Eagle.
PS: How are the "visits" going this week?
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"