Well Good Evening Sports Fans,
I have been taking a little break away from HW. Kinda needed it for mental health. Been kinda busy with Rad treatments with both my wife and I. Seems like the treatments and then running the errands (while already out of the house) have been consuming the better part of the days lately.
Lynn completed treatment #11 today and will finish up with her 13 on Monday. I will complete #10 tomorrow, the end of the second week. For the statistical and math conscious folks, that's 28.5%. Although I am sure that some of you will come up with some other equations and representations.
So far, nothing much has changed for me. There have been no (knocking big time on wood here) side effects from the treatments. I have been taking a few naps in the afternoon this week. Lynn says that I must be having a little fatigue. I don't argue with her, but I ain't telling her that I just like my afternoon naps. Makes her feel good that she is taking care of me for a change after the last four years. You guys know me, I am just a caring kinda guy and don't want to take anything away from her. Yet, I have taken to carrying a rabbits foot, four leaf lucky clover and horse shoe, in the car with me, just to make sure that the side effects stay away.
Lynn is doing fine with hers, except for the fact that things are getting a little more than uncomfortable for her. The steroids have her face swelled up pretty good and the mask is getting more than just tight. I mentioned that her treatment took a little longer today and she said that they are having a real tough time getting her face in the mask. The little square impressions on her face from the mask are getting a little deeper and taking about
30-40 minutes before they clear up. Yet she says that with only 2 to go she can handle it and deal with anything. I told her that for a joke she should carry a little can of Crisco with her tomorrow and tell the techs she felt bad they were having such a tough time.
All in all things are good with the Wolfe household. Just doing a little shopping and getting ready for the holidays. Except for the treatments I have been trying earnestly to not think about
PCa all the time. That's the reason for the absence from HW.
As much as I enjoy coming here and giving back to HW, it's tough to put it out of your mind if you spend every day looking at the new posts and replying. I am sure that most of you understand this. I still find myself checking once in a while, but resist the urge to jump in and get involved in the conversations.
So this is my weekly report, 2 weeks down and five to go. Meet with the doc today and the plan is Monday the week of Christmas and Monday the week of New Years, we are going to double up on my treatments, so that I don't have to go into another week to finish them off. He feels very comfortable with this and I have tremendous confidence in him. I don't figure that the guy who is going to be the Vice Chair of Radiology at UCLA got there by not knowing what he is doing.
Blessings to all of you,
61 years old
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Tumor Volume 12.5%
NERVES SPARED-positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT scheduled to begin Nov 30,2009 (74 days post surgery)
Post Edited (Sonny3) : 12/10/2009 8:57:18 PM (GMT-7)