Dale, I agree with you 100%. The bond here I feel here at HW Prostate Cancer is unique and special to me, and I am sure to most of us. Our newcomers and friends seem to pick up on that too when they lurk with us a while. In the past, I dealt with all my medical maladies on my own, just toughing out things, but since I have been here, it is amazing to be able to think, speak, feel freely without worrying about what anyone else is thinking or doing. Hope it always stays this weay.
David in SC
Age 57, 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
Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
2009 PSA 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again