Thanks for the info, Ohio and JohnT, will research this issue, as it directly effects me. As a side note, my blood sugar is always excellent, not even remotely diabetic, though my 95 lbs mother is. Never have chorlesteral issues either, and when I had my last EKG done about 6 weeks ago, the doctor said it looked like the heart of a young man. Made me feel good. Worse single health problem is being a cancer magnet. And its odd, as cancer doesn't run in our family on either side. My uneducated guess, it was all the exposure I had to highly carcenegenic and toxic liquids when I was in my early 20's. Espcially my 3 bouts of porocarcinoma. In 2000, I was one of only 38 known cases in American Medical History to have that verified ,and less than 300 cases in the world. Of the 3 rad. oncologist I spoke with, only one knew what it was. The American Cancer Society doesn't list it. There has to be a root cause to it somewhere.
Ohio, I told my wife recently, that the emergency dialation procedure I had 5-6 weeks ago in my doctor's office is now in first place for the most pain and the longest pain I had ever experienced in my life. There was no pain meds nor any form of sedation. The doctor was shocked to find 100% blockage from scarring again. Two nurse were holding my legs still to keep them from shaking so much, and the doctor was scrambling without having all the right equip handy to secure an opening to get a cath back into me. On the last and largest dialation rod he tried to insert, it got stuck, couldnt go in, couldnt go out. I was white in pain, a true "10" on the pain scale the entire time it took more than 30 minutes. You always imagine you could pass out from pain, wasnt the case. I only started breathing again, when the doctor said, we got it, we got the catheter in. That event replaced the former number one of pain, when I had a spinal tap go all wrong, it was terrible, but it only lasted a minute at the most.
So when POW's spill the beans under torture, as many do, I am starting to understand now, lol.
Best to you guys, and thanks for the info
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20%, Contained in capsule, 1 pos margin
2009 PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 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, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg & procedure? with uro/surg, IMRT starts 10/5/9