Posted 11/2/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -6)
I met Livinadream ~ Dale this weekend in Miami and what a great guy. I have met quite a few of you in person, and it has been a blessing everytime. No different with Dale as he is a true gentleman. As many of you know I started using free time to work in prostate cancer advocacy and part of that requires that I be involved in projects like the one we were on. In addition to Dale and I meeting, we also met Angela Jenkins and Dr. Arnon Krongrad at his office. They are, along with Mike Scott co-founders of Prostate Cancer International, the parent of The "New" Prostate Cancer InforLink. Our project is being part of a committee to raise funds, awareness, and whatever we can for the success of that effort. Success is bridging the communications gap between doctors and patients, between different advocacy groups, and bringing awareness that prostate cancer is a global issue not just a US issue. I found all these folks to now be good friends. Friends I would never have met without having first been diagnosed. I guess you can call it the silver lining. This makes it twice I have crossed the country to do things that were made possible by HealingWell. I don't come here it's likely none of this happens. Keep the posts, Emails, phone calls coming. I love them all. When I watch you all help each other, my spirits are lifted. You are all wonderful people. I would pass no opportunity to meet any of you!
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
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