A few hours after I got home, the new rad. oncologist that I met with this morning called me at home. Didn't recognize the number and didn't know who it was. She said she was really concerned about
me, and had done some more thinking about
my case after our meeting. She still wants me to come in next Monday morning, but she wants to change the treatment to IMRT instead of conventional, and may want to up the grys above 70. She told me to disregard the instructions her office had given me about
taking an enema and drinking 1/2 liter of water on the way to the office. She is really concerned about
my blockages. BTW, its been slightly less than a month since the laser correction surgery I had, and already, I have all the bladder neck pains, and my flow is less than 50% of what it was for about
the first week after the catheter was taken out. Very disheartening to me, to be honest. I don't think this next step is going to be the easy path for me like it for others that have done it.
I was shocked that the doctor herself called me directly, not sure any of my other doctors did that on their own calling me at home. That impressed me.
Don't know much about IMRT, so trying to bone up on it real fast.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20%, Contained in capsule, 1 pos margin2009 PSA
: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16Latest:
7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/09 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9