Hey jmae_ca and husband
Zufus is insane-lol- I really like the guy. Talk about a funny guy. I think humor and his positive attitude are the two main weapons in his arsenal that keep him doing so well. I gained a few lbs. on the lupron myself. My wieght leveled off. Lupron also executed my libido. I use viagra successfully. Its not always easy and I have to use a lot of mind over matter but my wife and I are able to share moments once a week. I have a clip on fan that I place on the headboard or the night stand that blows lightly in my face. It helps me deal with the hotflashes. I am a pipefitter by trade and continue to work. My wife and I will not let this pain in the butt slow us down. We do a lot of recreation. Snowboarding and snowmobiling are at the top of the list at this time of year. I talk about my cancer a lot. I tell everyone about it because I am not the stereotypical Pca case. I tell guys 35 yrs old to get a psa test done if for no other reason to have a baseline. "Live long and prosper" Todd
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!!