that was not a rant, not by any streatch of the word. it was a heart felt emotional release. we have several loving daughters looking out for the dads here at HW, and all of us men get real fond of seeing that. glad that you and your dad have that kind of
openess to talk about
something this tough in such an emotionally felt way. that's a good thing.
when i get down on myself with my own battle, and the setbacks that keep plaging me, i just start thinking about
all the people in my life that really do love and care about
me, and how much i have a vested interest in their lives.
like i tell people as i have aged, and have fought cancer(s), not afraid to die, when its my time, its will be my time, i am just not in any hurry to go to the check out line.
with support like yours, your dear dad will do just fine. i hope only good things for the two of you, and the rest of your family.
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, 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