montee, I have to keep believing that, that's what keeps me going through all this stuff.
mike, the toughest part for me in my journey was mentally accepting that I had to go through the SRT, even more than all the surgical issues and catheter part. I knew I would have a rough time, I did anyway, and I had to fight the temptation to quit each and every day,
so yeah, the rehab won't be easy at first, but in comparisom, it will be a walk in the park to what I just went through
jake, still dont know about
the tough part, perhaps a combo of being stubborn/stupid in equal parts. plus, not a fan of pain, so that's a pretty good motivator in itself. my adult age kids are not use to seeing their dad in such a weakened state for the past year or so, and i feel bad about
that, even though its not my fault, i have really been doing the best i can. i want to mend up so they can remember me the way they still do in their hearts. tired of the patient/invalid mode, just want to function normal again.
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path 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, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place