Wishing each and every brother of mine here at HW Prostate Cancer greetings and well wishes from the heart for the new year about to begin. The past has been decided, the future is still before us. Anything is possible.
Glad for each and every person here, from the newest brother, to the seasoned vet - years into their journey. To our wives and families and caregivers. To our medical staff and communities, may they learn more about this terrible cancer and be better able to serve the next generation of diagnosed. To our moderators, who put up with all our phooey without complaint or pay, to Peter, the great name behind this place we call home online.
Our greatest strength will always be knowledge, knowledge from all sources and avenues. And here, there is strength in numbers and unity of purpose, to keep fighting the fight, encouraging the fearful, pushing for research, to expand new protocals and treatments, to dare to think that this scourge can be defeated one day.
For each family this past year, that lost a husband, a son, a brother, a father or grandfather, or uncle, or cousin to this cancer, may your lives always be remembered by your loved ones. You fought the vailiant fight, and made the ultimate sacrifice.
May we all learn from the past, live the present and look forward to the future. All things are possible.
May there be peace in our hearts tonight,
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