Going to take a mini break from HW for the next 3 days or so. Not even going to lurk. Wife and I still celebrating our annivesery this week and my good news of a post SRT zero.
So its off to Asheville NC for a long weekend. We were going to go camping with our little RV, but changed our minds, as it would still pose some difficulties for me with the catheter things.
Instead, got a nice package deal with a hotel there, and will include another trip to the Biltmore Estate on Saturday, and to Chimney Rock on Sunday, plus loads of good eating and some more shopping for my other half.
Looking forward to spending some quality time together with the wife, and for the first time in a long long time, not having the sword of uncertainty about my PC hanging over my head.
Our group here at HW has evolved in recent months to a true brotherhood, and usually a spirit of tolerance and peace exists among us. So I'm certain there are many qualified here to give the best quality help, support and knowledge when any of us steps out.
I will be back on line Monday, ready to see what I missed, and make sure that anyone new is still properly welcomed. All of you guys, and especially our lady contributers, are great.
David in SC
P.S. I may be hooking up with one of our regular here when I am up in NC, if so, that will be special anytime I get to meet someone here in person.
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, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04
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 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29