Thanks, Diane and others
I miss the New England falls, we are transplants to SC from New Hampshire (Live free or die!) Moved here in 1989, but still considered dxxx yankees (and proud of it) Likely to have post op radiation according to my doctor, but will have to wait and see. The last time I had radiation was in 2000, 35 rounds due to my 3rd time of porocarcinoma, still have never gotten over it, left me with perpetual thirst, fatigue. Told this doctor, I am more afraid of having to have radiation again then any kind of surgery.
I go for pre-op in the morning. Right now, my wife and I, and youngest son (25) about to due a nice mountain drive on the NC side of the Appalachian mtns, try to get my mind off of the surgery this week and other PC thoughts
I appreciate all of you here, and your struggles, victories, and even the losses, it makes me feel less alone, and perhaps a little less scared. Thank you.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2005 3.5
PSA 2006 4.0
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
PSA 10-2008 16.4
Biopsy 2007 Negative
Biopsy 8-2008 Neg, some PIN, 4 "Suspicious Areas"
Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Periunual Invasion noted
Additonal High Grade PIN noted
Open RP surgery scheduled for Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC