Okay, Sonny, here is THE news:
#1. You may no longer make apologies that Lynn is not a PCaer. By the power vested
in me I hereby declare, proclaim, and promulgate a most regal decree that, said Lynn is hereby granted full Honorary PCa status with all rights and privileges thereto appertaining.
#2. I'm pleased -- no, make that thrilled
-- you are both home, that her news is better than I feared.
#3. That the two of you are about
to start out on such a unique marital adventure Ripley's will no doubt be making note of it, isn't what most people would call good news, but I know you'll understand when I say I'm glad this is working out so well.
While I may be joshing around with #1 above, I feel it is entirely appropriate that you report to us on Lynn. People who think PCa is a disease that only affects the prostate organ are wrong. It also affects our brain organ and messes with our headspace, big time. Lynn is a critical part of your headspace and her MM is as much a part of your PCa journey as how you react to, and deal with, radiation.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.