Tony, thanks, in retrospect, I honestly think I wouldn't have lost it there this morning if my Radiation Oncologist hadn't so obviously reacted herself so negative to the news. She didn't know the number ahead of time, I was hand carrying the results after picking up the report from my Uro/Surgeons office earlier in the morning. She is usually real composed and steady, I think she was expecting much more of a hit against my PSA after such a dose of radiation. Telling someone that it could have been worse is not always a positive re-enforcer.
Know what you mean about
Christmas. I don't have a single useful memory of Christmas 2008, which was a month after my big surgery the previous year, I even look at pictures taken, and don't even remember being a part of it. This past Christmas, 2009, was good in every way, and it helped greatly.
Greebra, I'm not indicating it's the end of the world. With most things in my life, I take a pragmatic and realistic position on things, and my mind tends to scan, analyze, and make a decision, and then go with it.
Every man here may have to come to face with their own decisions and situations concerning their PC journeys. But until I am literally having to face the next juncture of decision, not going to waste a lot of time thinking or worrying about
Much more interested in having this catheter out of me, today is day 97, you can only imagine how annoying that is.
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: 1/10 .12
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