Well... in a bit more than a week, 2009 will turn into 2010...What a year.
It's been just over a year since my dx, my search for treatment options, my choices and now, my recovery. And, also just over a year since finding this site.
It has been more than a bit of a roller-coaster for me.
I want to thank all of you that gave me the incredible support I needed and those that challenged me to look further.
I wish all of you the best for next year and have a Happy Holiday, a Merry Christmas and may you enjoy all that is good!
Thanks for your help and support,
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.