Hey buddy. You are going to do fine. You found it early, your Gleason is low, and you are young. All of these work in your favor. I am probably one of the worst case profiles here, but I plan on seeing 60 and more. I am three years into this fight. I've taken some hard punches, got knocked down a few times, but I have always beatin' the count and got up. We can give as good as we take. You just have to fight and fight hard. You WILL beat this monster and so will I. It's a team effort here at HealingWell. We are all in each others corner. You have to develop a mind set that will push you through the times to come. "Find a way where there is no way"
Use your faith and the love that surrounds you as your shield to fight off the monster. We are in it together. Stay with us here and ask any questions you need to. Sometimes, as I have done in the past, just let the tears flow and we will be here for you. Tell us how you feel, your fears, your victories, and we will get through it, brother.
Alway here for you. I big WAR EAGLE to ya.
Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
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
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"