Had the CT done today. A couple more tests to come. Will let you know results.
Special thanks to those that have given me your words of encouragement. It's very much appreciated!
Had my 54th a couple days ago. Family presented me with a ticket to go south for a few days of some sun with my beautiful wife...what a surprise! One of those finer family moments that makes you feel pretty wonderful...
David, BobD, JamesC, Tony, CPA, OhioState, JakeT and others that helped me in the past...thanks!
David, I'll take you up on the BBQ offer I hope...Tony...you've been playing guitar 35+ years straight. I'm just getting back and have the worst blisters on top of new finger callouses.
All the best,
Lower left groin hernia:
mesh and large scar: surgery early 2006
Nov/Dec 07 and March 08 and now Dec 08: Severe perineal pain (between scrotum and rectum). Septra/Bactrim for 8 months (Nov 07-Jun 08) for diagnosed prostatitis.
PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: Got copy of pathology (see below). Prostate about 40 cm sq.
General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
Barium enema X-ray (March 09 due to several days of blood in stool)
MRI with endorectal coil (April 09 as part of a study)
3D advanced TRUS (April 09 as part of a study)
CT (April 09 as part of a study)
Biopsy Pathology: 5 of 8 cores positive, adenocarinoma in both lobes. 30%-65%. One core perineural invasion. 2 cores "foamy" and suspicious. All +ve cores, 3+3 GS 6.
Open RP surgery: 1st week of May 09.
Physical State: 10 miles brisk walking per week (border collies), 20 minutes/day hard weights plus 5 minutes per day elliptical trainer (target before surgery is 20).
Mental State: Mostly good. Sometimes questionable.