You are so right. We all need each other. Support from this group (family) is what keeps me going every day. We are all in a battle that most of our friends will never understand completly. But everyone here does. You keep taking the Casodex, it's just a pill once a day. But it works.
I do believe that it is time for some of the emotions to flow. But the emotions that I feel today are those of blessings. I have been blessed so much through this fight. I have found all of you here at HW. My family and friends are so much closer. I look at things differently now than before. The little things are so much more important. Little things like planting a new flower and watching it bloom and grow. A fishing trip with family. Quite time just holding Johnnie's hand. Spending time in prayer for those that are far worse off than me. It all brings joy.
I love you all for your support and I freely give all I can to help you with your battles. We are a team. We will win. We will survive. Be blessed.
Well it's off to church and some more blessings. God is good, all the time!
War Eagle, baby.
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
PSA 10.86 4/24/2008 round three chemo
PSA 10.4 5/15/2008 round four chemo - increase dosage next month
PSA 12.98 6/5/2008 round five chemo
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"