I've been busy getting ready for surgery on Wednesday. Walking 3 miles a day and doing breathing exercises. I feel better now than I have for several years.
Also I'm working on my getting my attitude ready. First, I am convinced that this surgery is the only way to go with my condition. I asked my pulmonologist what would happen if I did nothing. He said I would have 2 to 3 years to live. That made the surgery decision lots easier. Second, I have full confidence in my surgeon. He has been doing these operations for 30 some years and is very confident in his ability. I will go into the OR cheering on the surgical team. (At least till the lights go out...)
The statistics for my apparent stage of cancer are that about
60% live more than 5 years. We will know more about
that after getting the post-op pathology report. At any rate, I am determined to prove the numbers wrong again. They apply to the survivors they kept track of and have absolutley nothing to do with me.
Sorry for being off-topic folks. Just wanted to give y'all an update...
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00.
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
Post Edited (biker90) : 6/22/2008 9:40:18 PM (GMT-6)