Thanks for the war eagle update. I am not too worried about my battle. Iknow who is fighting with me and I know where I am going in the end. My wonderful Mandyrose takes it real hard. She cried herself to sleep last night. The sad thing is that I am still doing real good. God help her if I ever take a turn south. The unknown is all I worry about. Everytime I have a P.S.A. drawn, I worry right up until I get the results. Then no matter if its up or down I am fine. I worry about the next stage of treatment but if I am ever there I know I will be fine once it starts. Wierd huh!!! Todd
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable