Thanks Randy for you help and encouragement. Your expertise and your posts were great.
MaryLu and I are still on cloud 9 over the good scan report. But even though the statistics for lung cancer are much worse than those for prostate cancer, I have to say that I sweated out my first PSA test more than I did this scan. Its a terribel thing to have to "get used to having cancer" but this is kind of what hapened.
My own experience with being told "you have cancer" was the same both times. For 4 days or so I was scared silly that I was going to die. Then I thought that idea through and came to grips with the concept to the point where I could accept that end if it came about
. The second time was much easier than the first in that I found peace much sooner. After that it was a matter of choosing treatment and getting on with life one day at a time. When fear and doubt would come, I would talk to MaryLu about
it, we would hug and cry sometimes but the moment would pass. I believe that being
our feelings was a great help during the hard times. Also this forum and the lung cancer forum were great for finding encouragement. It seems that when I could contribute to helping others helped me get through my own bad times.
Thank all of you wonderful people for you support, prayers, words of encouragement and good wishes.
We can all get well together...
Age 74. 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 - 7/17/08 0.00.
Next PSA test on 1/28/09
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
First CT scan on 12/2/08 - in remission!!!
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."