Thank you very much. I have a lot of friends and family that are on my journey with me. Many here like you They keep me grounded and my spirits very high. My faith is very simple. I believe! My life is grounded in that one fact. This weekend is my proof. My strength comes from a decision my wife and I made after we discovered that I had PC. We will live every day to it's fullest and never look back or ask why. To be very honest, I don't have time to be sorry for myself. I found out day one that it was my job to keep others around me upbeat and to not allow fear to enter any of our lives. There is a purpose and a plan for me having PC. I trust that the purpose will help others and show, in some way, how to handle major problems that enter our lives. I do have bad days and my wife and I share a tear from time to time. But, it all goes back to faith. Without faith and grace I would be lost.
I started chemo two weeks ago. I have seen very little side effects so far. I have noticed that my level of pain has increased over the past few weeks. I handle it well, but I can see a progression to this condition. I trust my oncologist on our treatment plan and he will help with the pain issue. I just don't like the idea of reducing my activity level or ability to work. I feel that I am putting more and more on my wife and that is not right. She handles it very well. She is the strongest person I have ever met. Her strength of will and her faith build me up and help me handle the male ego things. Love is a word that does not come close to discribing how I feel about her.
Now, You say you are from a country far, far, away. Where? I see you are in the waiting mode for your next PSA. I know what it is like to endure the waiting. Have strength my friend, it will be great news. Be blessed and have a great Easter. The empty tomb is our strength and hope.
A very special WAR EAGLE to MALDUGS.
Love ya brother,
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"