Saw my uro yesterday. I was interested in possibly having my prostate removed. Tumor debulking I believe it is called. He said no way. He would if he thought it would do me any good but why do it and put me through all the crap if it wont help me. He did a dre and said my prostate has shrunk up so small that there is almost no longer one there. He did find a stone in my bladder that is about the size of a golf ball and I will be going in for surgery to have it removed on the 2nd of april. He said that it is the cause of the burning I have been having. Well thats all my news so far. Miss you guys but have been so busy as of late. I wrote my state reps and asked them to fund p.c. research. My daughter and grand daughter are home from arizona for good and I am very happy. See you guys and gals later,
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16