Posted 10/23/2009 5:39 AM (GMT -7)
Sonny, thanks. Hope you and Lynn are doing fine back home.
Peggy just left this morning to drive to New Port Richey, FL. Her youngest brother, 56, has been in ICU in critical care for a week. He has congestive heart failure out of the clear blue, and its real touch and go. Unfortunately, he's in deep denial, and may foolishly leave the hospital AMA (against medical advice). No one in my family here was available to go with her, so I hate it for her to have to go alone.
My daughter is coming over later today to spend the weekend with me, m ostly to keep company. Unless I were to have anothe catheter blockage, I will be fine.
I dread the zaps on Thursdays and Friday, just like the dr. said, you increase in toxicity to the radiation with each passing zap, I am always ok on Monday and Tuesday, a bit woozy on Wednesday, and by Thursday, hating it, and then after Friday, I swear I am not coming back. That's what the weekend is for, to absorb the weeks gys and recoup a bit.
Hope you are still doing well , my Florida brother
David in SC
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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.