Jerry, my friend. You walked with me so to speak through my entire SRT, and I will be there for you each and every day as well. I hope you have a non-eventful radiation time with only the most minimal side effects, much like our brother Sonny just completed. One of the hardest parts, is just making your self go everyday on time. That might sound funny to someone that hasn't been through it, but it takes something to keep going back, day after day on time, and subjecting yourself to the treatments.
I am betting you do fine, and looking forward to encouraging you through this stage. As far as if it is not effective ultimately, I for one, respect your view on that point completely.
If you need to talk at any point, email me first and I will call you.
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: 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