Glad you are back with us again, we all need breaks. And to go through all you have gone through, and not fight bouts of depression, would make you not very human there. I hope you working through it, either on your own, with others, or in a medical sense. Some people feel that there is shame in needing meds for depression, but they are there to help too when it gets out of hand. In the fall of 2007, I was dx. with Severe Clinical Depression, and it was a rough few months for me, and this had nothing to do with PC or any other medical situation. Life just caught up to me. You are doing great, and you do all of us here at HW a great service. Cheers for my brother.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9