When you can reach that level of peace in your mind about
your situation, you are doing well. My frame of mind varies depending on how tired or pained I feel. I am trying to tell myself, that year 2010 will be the big year for me, I will be back employed, I will be free of a catheter, and I won't have any more PC related set backs. My family makes the whole thing worth struggling with, that is for sure.
As you move ahead in your journey, you are right, there is only so much we can do ourselves, even only so much our doctors and treatments can do, in the bigger picture of things, you have to accept life as it unravels before your eyes, and enjoy every good thing there is in it.
THinking only the best for you, brother.
David in SC
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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place