Well it's the end of another wonderful week in the land of Oz.
Today I completed my third week of Rad treatments and numbers 10 through 15.
I am extremely happy to report that there are (hear me knocking loudly on wood) still no side effects from the treatments.
Next week should prove interesting though. Because of the holiday on Friday they are going to double me up on Monday. I go in for treatment #16 at 6:50am and then return at 1:10pm for treatment #17. They propose the same schedule for the following week because of New Year's.
Monday of this week Lynn had her 13th and final treatment and she is doing well. At least as well as she can with the steroids use. She now resembles the Female Twin of the Michelin Man. Christmas shopping for her will be interesting this year. I am limited to only presents that she won't be wearing. Gonna have to get creative this year.
I will post my usual weekly roundup on Thursday next week, just in time to wish all you wonderful folks a Merry Christmas.
Till then have a great weekend and week to come. Be careful out there and don't get run over by those last minutes shoppers.
Bless you all,
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)