What an attitude! Hope to meet you someday.
We are looking at getting a new or newer 5th Wheel RV when we return home after treatment.
I hope no one objects to my placing links to blogs and websites on my site.
Hopefully the site while simple and mainly our journey it will offer hope and information to others who may find themselves looking into a dark tunnel and needing a ray of light.
Richard (aka smilingoldcoot) & Debbie
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Neg Bios 1997 & 2000 PSA within considered normal range
11/06 PSA 1.9 PSA 11/07 was 4.9 PSA 12/07 was 7.7 MDA 2/12/08 3.3 On Proscar so shud be doubled
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C 8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5%
Bone scan 1/17/08 hot spot on ribs, CT shows rib enjury CT CHest 1/30/08 Clear
M.D. Anderson 2/12/08 Gleason 9 - CT Abdomin & Pelvis Clear Recommended Hormone&Radiation
2/19/08 Dr Fagin, Austin, TX did not recommend surgery based on medical history
2/22/08 Contacted U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute - Appt 3/13/08
3/24/08 PET Scan Indicated possible lyphm node involvement
4/1/08 Prostascint Scan indicates no lyphm node involvement
UFPTI 3 day workup April 29th and 30th and May 1st.
Urologist feels nodule during Proton marker seed implant Stage T2A
5/2/2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to start 5/15/2008 for approx 4 weeks with Proton to follow for approx 4 weeks
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling