My appointment with Dr. J. Chin went similar to yours, that is, my time was for 3.30, the room was full of waiting patients and we finally got to see him by 6.00 and on our way by 6.45.
I didn't mind because the Dr. had, on his own, moved up my appointment from mid December to end October when learning of my numbers, age and advanced cancer.
I had requested to see Dr. Chin for a second opinion and secretly had hoped for him to do the DaVince. This is not to be and it will be open surgery on January 20, and not robotic because of a rather large umbilical heria, something I should have taking care of many years ago.
I have never spend any time in a hospital and still have everything I was born with, except a bunch of brain cells, so I'm rather scared of what I need to go through.
I have only read and heard good things about Dr. Chin
and I look forward to hearing about your next experiences with him. (look up: ratemds dot com, find London and then the doc)
. Good luck in your decisions.
July 2009, PSA 9.1, free ratio 0.16
September GLEASON 4+4=8, T2A
Calcium: 2.46 (range: 2.20 - 2.65 mmol/L)
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D: 102 (range: sufficiency:
76 - 250 nmol/L)
Bone Scan: Negative
CT Scan scheduled for Dec. 1st. (not ordered
by first urologist)
Started Casodex 50mg. on Nov. 6, first pill of 30.
Got Lupron 22.5mg ( 90 day ) on November 19.
No real side effects as of Dec. 15 except dry skin and hair but getting quite 'porky' in the belt area even though now I go to the gym, three times a week. Also I dont have a need to shave anymore so now I can save my 'shaving' allowance and direct it to my stash of Depends !
Open surgery scheduled for Jan. 22 by Dr. J. Chen
at London (Ontario) Health Sciences Centre.
NOPE, that just changed to January 20th. (2 days earlier) and the venue for entertainment gets moved to the University Hospital.
Need to get this over with ASAP so next season
I can continue with motorcycling, sailing and enjoying life, TOGETHER with my wife, Debbie.
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