It is a while since I have started a new thread. However I have been a daily member since January, 2007. My goal in life is to be a "veteran" on the forum but I have about 70 plus posts to go, which on my average, is another year of membership at least! So it seems you are stuck with me!
However this news is worth sharing I think....
Yesterday (8th December 09), it was exactly 3 years since my husband's diagnosis with Pca. Completely unexpectantly, arising from a biopsy after a PSA of 3.5 at 48. It was his 49th birthday, and we were hoping to come home after the specialists report, and celebrate his good health. He was overweight and I had sent him for a general checkup and blood tests (I am a pushy, nurse wife) prior to commencing a diet. Instead, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and we came home shell-shocked.
Yesterday however was his 52nd birthday and we completely forgot that that was also 3 years since diagnosis! In fact, when he gets home from taking our son to school this morning, I will remind him. We celebrated his birthday well yesterday, and have quite a lot of our minds at the moment with our young son, so all these distractions mean that his birthday has been reclaimed, and yesterday we celebrated his birthday and FORGOT about Pca and the anniversary we would rather forget. In fact, as I post this, I have only just remembered this fact...
It has been a hard road, but this just proves to me that (for us at least) time has healed, and we have adapted to living with Pca. At the moment, like many others, CJ is in good health, but we remain diligent. We were given the choice to have another PSA now at the beginning of year and CJ chose not to... this is one reason why, for a moment, we forgot about prostate cancer this birthday. CJ just walked in, and also.... he forgot too. That is good news I think.
Anyway, he had a good birthday and we went out for dinner with my daughter (25) and our son (9). CJ's son (32) and his family are joining us for Christmas.
Wishing you all good health and happiness for the festive season. I value the forum greatly still, and to achieve my veteran status it looks like you will have this "Pca sister" around for another year!
Kind regards and best wishes, Lana (with husband CJ who still does not use a computer!)
Creed_three - Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1. PSA (2006) 3.5. 1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Undetectable <.1 PSA since, specifically, June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03.
Post Edited (creed_three) : 12/8/2009 2:46:04 PM (GMT-7)