First, great screen name choice. The changes that are taking place in your fathers life now are dramatic and will require much support from you, your sister,and mother. My great nephew (he is like my own son) was 13 when I got the news about my cancer. I told him about everything. I left knowthing out. He has handled it very well. Even when the diagnosis changed last year. The unknown is hard to deal with, but knowledge is power. Get educated on this monster. Comfort your mom and sister. Hold yor father close and show him that you stand with him. There is no time to be wasted in asking questions such as "Why Me".
I discribe how I felt after being diagnosised as being put on the other side of a fence from everyone that I knew. I found that I had to be the comforter for my family and friends. The people here at Healing Well, along with my wife, have been my comfort givers. Their knowledge and experiences give me strength. You will find it also. The information that Tony has asked for will help us all understand your fathers condition better and show you the path you must choose in helping you father.
The most important thing that has helped me on my journey has been my faith and the prayers from so many people around the world. Pray for strength, wisdom, and guidance. The strongest drug we have to beat PC is love. Love your father, mother, and sister. Never let them feel that they are alone in this battle. Love will always win.
We will add your father and your family to our prayer list down here in "Sweet Home Alabama" and ask that you stay close to us here at Healing Well. God bless you.
You now have many more brothers and sisters on this journey.
Love, peace, and a big War Eagle,
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
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/12
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"