Posted 6/23/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -6)
Good morning to all.
As I do sometimes, I have waited to post, gathered my thoughts, and tried to soak everthing in.
Tony and Ruthie left yesterday after attending church with us. We had a great time of fellowship, food, and just plain old talking. It made clear to me the true meaning of HW. HW is much like my "family circle" here in Trussville. Yes we offer each other advise on treatments and offer support. But it is so much more. We are each on a walk that has us at different levels or distances from each other. Some are new and some are old. Some have travelled a longer distance and some are just beginning their journey. But, like my support group here, we offer so much more. We offer love! Love is the greatest drug that any of us can take and give. My group here covers me up with love and prayers. But, HW offers all of this and one more thing. Understanding. All of you understand what each of us are going through. No one else can offer me this. Just you and my wife, Johnnie.
My journey has not gone the way that I had planned, but it is not "my" plan. It is His plan. So I will continue on my journey as He leads me. I will continue to offer my insight, experiences, and my love. But I will also continue to give you all "understanding". We are all in the same boat, all rowing, headed in the same direction. Healing. Either physical or spiritual.
So, to all my brothers and sisters here at HW, I send you love and a BIG, HUGE, Awesome, WAR EAGLE.
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"