My wife and I were given two brand new bikes as a present by a group of her nursing friends when she went on her camping trip recently. Hadn't even sat on mine, not while on that cath for the past 38 days. Going to get brave this week and take it out for a spin, and see I how I feel and do.
I am thankful that for the past 3 years, all 3 of my kids live close by, their choice. Prior to that, they all lived in New Orleans, 600 plus miles from here, and knowing how dangerous that place is, would keep us in high anxiety all the time.
My youngest lives 10 mins away, my oldest about
20 minutes, and my daughter perhaps 25 minutes. Usually see my daughter once a week, and the boys, since they work together, near my part time job, I usually see them 3-4 times a week.
They are an important part of my healing process and keeping dad's sanity together through all this.
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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed