My second HDRB Treatment - Tomorrow

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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 12/6/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I want this treatment.  I truly believe it is going to work,
However, I really dread it! I know it sounds like I  am talking out of both sids of my mouth,  but that is how I truly feel.
My wife will be here for the first time since I started the program.  I am glad she will be able to meet the Doctor and staff.  I have stressed to her how great they are and it will be good for her to see that first hand. Each time I have gone home she has sent them back baked goodies and they are looking forward to meeting her.
Age: 63
Gleason: 8 (5+3) Biopsys ranged from 90% to 100%
Refused surgery and hormone therapy. Doctor really made an argument for benefits of hormone therapy, I could not accept the consequences.
28 IMRT treatments.  Originally scheduled to get seed implants but doc decided that due to my prognosis High Dose Rate Brachythrapy was a better path to attempt.
PSA: 13
Let the chips fall where they may.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 12/6/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi "Texas" usually in winter I think warmly of your state, but on the TV I saw Houston had way more snow that we do! Anybody brave enough to list his favorite things with cattle first, grandchildren second and then the wife after the dog is bound to have it all work out. No fun doing it though. Good thing you're one of the tough ones.

If there are any of those baked goodies left over shoot them straight north to Winnipeg. I have it on the best authority your wife's baking is GFMPH. Good For Men's Prostate Health.

Keep on reporting in.

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. 
Feel free to email me at:    

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 12/6/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, if you are going to mention edible goodies, then make sure you have enough for the whole group, that's the rule.

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
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

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