It went much better than the first!
I made it thru the night without bladder spasms and kept the cath. in all night. I was able to get some sleep and it was nice to have my wife with me.
She was very impressed with the Doctors and Staff at the Texas Cancer Clinic. I think she is now convinced that I truly have been getting good care these last few months.
We went back in this morning and got the cath. out and they did a couple of tests that went well.
Now the wait begins. If I am still working down here I will go back for a short checkup in six weeks. If not, I will be back in six months for the first post-treatment PSA. I am going to try to put it out of my mind as much as possible. I believe it is in a higher authorities hands and we now just wait.
It looks like my work may take me back to North Texas and Oklahoma. I have enjoyed the summer in South Texas but am willing to go just about anywhere there is work.
I wish all of you the very best and will try to follow your stories and progress.
Blessings on you and all those who love you.
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.
Let the chips fall where they may.