Thanks all for the words of encouragement...
Today, we ran thru the simulation... Wednesday (tomorrow) will be the first dose.
The have me set up for 32 IMRT visits @ dose of 200,000 / visit... For a total of 64 gys at end.
I had forgot to drink liquid for a full bladder for the simulation... will not forget this for the real thing tomorrow. A full bladder helps lift it out of the target zone and causes it less stress I was told...
Previous week's catand bone scans all came back clean...
So off and running to burn those pesky remnants of PCa... which should be locally located in the prostate bed area...
Mentally fine with all this now and looking upon it as a little adventure... strange as that may seem...
BTW, if anybody is/has been struggling with depression thru any of their journies, I have been thru some major bouts with PCa and other issues and have finally got that part whipped... Feel free to ask questions or whatever if you feel the need.
After 3-4 years of annual PSA 4-6, biopsy recommended
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6 Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6 T2c Nx Mx, approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.
6/28/2007 9 weeks incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a day from prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op Minimal leakage... one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA... 0.01 !!!
9/10/2007 Pad free and ED at 75% with 100mg Viagra generic
6/26/2008 2nd Post-OP PSA at 14 months... 0.02
12/2/2008 3rd Post-OP PSA at 20 months... 0.03
10/30/2009 4th Post-OP PSA at 31 months... 0.13 (moved and diff lab)
11/3/2009 Retest at my original lab... 0.11 (followup with Doc sched 11/10)
11/10/2009 Discussion indicated biochemical reccurrence and need for salvage radiation treatment.
1/21/2010 Another PSA test at 34 months... 0.14
1/26/2010 IMRT Salvage Radiation Treatment scheduled to start
Post Edited (pasayten) : 1/26/2010 11:28:24 PM (GMT-7)