Great post, at a great time. Our differences, and many they can be at times, is what makes our brotherhood here so strong and so determined, and so comforting. We are a good mix of men, along with our other halves, from all over the place, from all walks of life, with a million experiences to share.
How one copes with the great beast PC, varies as much as we vary. There is no right or wrong here, in the end, we may fight the same enemy, but we fight different battles on different days, but we are all on the same side, in the same war. Many of us will win in the normal course of our destined lifetimes, and some of us won't, just like in war.
Our strength will always be our common ground, not our differences. All for one, and one for all, I say.
Speaking only for myself, I would be 10 times worse off, if I didn't have all of you to talk to, to vent, to laugh, to weep, to rejoice along with. It would be a much lonlier battle without you guys.
David in SC
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, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
Post Edited (Purgatory) : 8/8/2009 7:51:40 AM (GMT-6)