It was great talking to you this morning. I can tell we have so much in common it's great to find friends in this journey, but the journey leaves much to do . Your doctors suggestion to stop the Casodex is not a bad one. When the disease has shown that it is refractory it can actually use the Casodex to grow faster, which you don't want. In addition, the Taxotere approach is also on the right timing, but as I said to you, the results can be tolerable and testing to see if the Tax works now is a good plan. If you can, now is the time to educate yourself on clinical trials and experimental drugs. You might consider looking at one for yourself. And your wife is scared, no doubt. But you have such big heart, I know you will set her mind at ease.
You have my biggest well wishes, and prayers, too.
May peace always be with you as well.
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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