Yeah, I saw a big difference and that's why I posted that Been there's post was a disservice to guys who are in the throes of decision making. See, you're one of them Neu Yuoka's and I'm a hick from Iowa. You're from the big city and have to react fast. I'm from nowhereville and have time to consider. Oh no! I've forgotten the name of the scotch! I'm not kidding!
Life is also easier for me. Except for that PSA rise ( ! ) it seems that I may be ok. Except for that PSA rise. I am flying my Gulfstream bizjet around, chasing the ol' woman around once in awhile, messing with my grandson. My shorts aren't wound too tight about my future. I'm concerned, but not crazy.
It is likely that I have no immediate life threatening issues staring me in the face. Some do. That's a big difference in how you look at things. Not only that, but lots of you guys are experiencing treatments that have really sh+++y side effects. I mean lousy. On a daily basis. All the time. I admire your courage and determination.
I always thought that I was a ballsy guy. I have learned that courage is selective and that I am somtimes found lacking. I judge no others.
Les, we need to get together and drink too much. It's a lovely thing to do. And I don't give a (expletive deleted) what anybody else thinks. You don't either, do ya?
I hope you read this Tony. You are one the the guys I admire. I kid you not.
August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago.
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.