I am comfortable that the suspicious spot can be dealt a lethal blow without any major side effects or complications. Other than that my doc doesn't seem overly concerned with my PSA as it seems to be staying fairly steady in that 1.0 to 1.3 range. I have a lot of confidence in him and his years of experience dealing with PCA at MD Anderson. I will go with the flow on this with him for a while. And yes we will put the add'l income to good use keeping the RV fueled for travel. Really like the way that gas and diesel are continuing to go down.
It's always good to hear from you. Some days there is a little rain or clouds in our lives, but for the most part Lynn and I continue to have days filed with sunshine, rainbows, gorgeous sunsets and fairly regular visits from the Bluebird of Happiness. It's all good.
Regards my son and the MLB draft; it has been his dream to see if he has what it takes to play major league baseball, however with the current economy I have a different view.
As a recent college grad who will be out there competing with all of the other grads looking for a job, for me it's not so much about
the baseball as being able to say, "YES!!! MY SON HAS A JOB". lol
I'll keep everyone posted on both his and my success with the short term future developments.
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.