Hey this lousy disease will bring you two closer together (a plus in the negatives of this), probably bring you closer to God if you will stop and smell the roses, and you might meet some nice people who had to join this club along lifes journey, we didn't want to be here and didn't like the choices, and saw the chaos of the PCa and by reading everyones journey you will see it is crazier than watching an edition of the Twilight Zone.
BUT: DO YOU HAVE HOPE....YES! Support is a beautiful way to start on this, not only herein but local PCa support groups (fabulous way to meet others, see issues, get answers and an education) try www.UStoo.org for a local group or maybe some others. Get a newsletter like www.paactusa.org or by Meyers or others.
Get the book A Primer on Prostate Cancer-Dr. Strum (onco-doc who deserves A+ for his book), hey I got maybe 10 books at home, this one blew those away as to total information from every angle. Hey I got 8 opinions and it was necessary cause of my riduculous stats and some docs were saying the total opposite of others, so who is correct, I am glad I put my self through that, learned a ton, and knew what I was fighting to more reasonable level. I am here and doing pretty darn well for a guy who had these stats:
Dx-2002 Age 52 -bpsa 46.7 (close to your number) , 12 of 12 biospies all positive 75=95% cancerous (Clue-the gland is loaded with cancer, no negative cores seen); Gleason scores found 7,8,9's about
equally on both sides of gland (tumored to the max is my guess) I had totally urinary blockage and never had a psa and didn't know squat about
PCa in 2002. Got Dr. Strums book, tapes, internet, other books, forums, support groups and protocols to consider......been kickin back and hopefully taken names against PCa...and sayin.....the F-word towards it ever since(per se-not literally-hey notice I have humor alot), hey I can lose this battle easily....but I ain't done with it yet either. Been 7 yrs. almost now, yeah not looking cured, looking decent considering where I started.
Todays update might show you some hope, I went off all drugs in the last couple years because psa stabilized for long time 1-2 yrs., and I wanted to know how siginificant is the PCa I continue to fight after my modalities/protocols that I did choose, psa went up from April till November, I resumed my drug of choice (no comment on what it is-people herein know). Psa in April .47 by Nov 1st 1.46 (that is bad for doubling times), mid Nov. resumed my drug got tested in Nov. 26th couple weeks of drug use= new psa .65
Got tested today for psa and will reveal those numbers after I get them. I have results prior on the same drug working well for me, I could care less what other docs think of it.
Neutrondbob-also aka-zufus (Like Forest Gump-yeah I'm dumb like him but he did well at everything he tried...that is a good enough role model for me)
PCa- warrior 7yrs. so far HEY I'A FEELING MAVERICKY TODAY (:
"Youth is wasted on the young"-W.C. Fields
"I wouldn't join a club that would have me as a member"-Groucho Marx
Post Edited (zufus) : 1/5/2009 1:12:59 PM (GMT-7)