Today I completed treatment #19 and #20 is scheduled for 8am tomorrow.
To date I am still extremely blessed to have not encountered any side effects whatsoever. I am wearing a whole in my desk knocking on wood to keep this string of luck going.
Wanted to take this opportunity to send all of my dear friends here at HW;
BLESSINGS FOR A WONDERFUL AND PROSPEROUS HOLIDAY SEASON.
MAY YOUR STOCKINGS BE FILLED WITH UNDETECTABLE PSA's and FANTASTIC POST SURGERY AND RADIATION TREATMENT REPORTS.
This journey is not one I could have made alone. You folks have been a solid foundation of comfort and support not only for me but for my wife Lynn as well.
It has certainly been a difficult time for us this year and you folks absolutely made it much more bearable.
Thank you so much from the bottom of OUR HEARTS.
God bless you all and your families,
Sonny and Lynn
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)