Sonny, for me personally, the year 2009 will not be one I want to remember. The high lights were the short vacation with my wife to Florida in April, I was actually well enough at that time to go and enjoy that week. And of course, always grateful for the 100% love, care, and support from my family. And the great friendships and support here at HW.
The rest of 2009, not much to say. Three corrective surgeries for blockages were no fun. Still on a catheter at almost 14 months from surgery. My recurrance came so fast. The SP cath on day 92. And then the 39 days of hell with my salvage radiation. Spent over half the year on catheters. Not really complaining or venting, just how it is for me.
Still officially unemployed since being laid off at the end of July 2008.
So, I am hoping, really hoping that 2010 will be a much better year. I just want to get better, and put this behind me like a bad dream, except since my dx. back in August of 2008, I still haven't woke up from the nightmare.
Thankful to know you and Lynn, you are good people, and you have a much better attitude at the moment than I do.
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path 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