Charlie, I must admit, I squirted a bit when I told my wife by phone the story of this brave man.
Sephie, I only hope I can meet with this guy again one to one, his sisters say hes fighting a lot of depression (understandably) and has few personal friends since he has become ill. He told me he finds so few of his generation around that understood the whole Viet Nam thing.
I hope I get a call or an e-mail from him. Depiste his medical plight, and knowing he can't be long for the world in the normal sense of things, he had his head up high, and still wanted to live his life on his terms, to the best of his abilities.
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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place