I can't believe it. I'm DONE !!.
No more daily trips to London, Ontario !
Ask me if I'm happy. Yes, go ahead and ask.
This week went well. Only a bit of bowel problems, some fatigue but not enough to stop me from driving myself.
Speaking of driving, the hospital is 220 km. round trip. Total trips were 35, as in, 33 for radiation, 1 for the initual consult with the rad guy and then the one for the tattooing marks.
Out of the 35 trips, 31 were in my car, 2 on the motorcycle and two in a friends car because it needed servicing in the same city. My car shows 6940 additional kilometers since the start of the radiation.
Debbie went with me every Thursday, including the last day today. Went for a nice lunch and she has champayne on ice for this evening. Her support has been so vital during this last year and now hopefully we can start relaxing a bit more.
My next appointment with the surgery fellow is Mid-August and with the rad oncologist in Mid-February. Both will have a PSA done a week prior.
For my last 5 pictures of the seven week journey, go here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=382971347712
. . . . and click on Photos. . . . . . . . . and Yes, 60Michael, I did get one in the rad room, just for you.
Jerry from Canada.
Age, only 71.
July 2009, PSA 9.1, free ratio 0.16
September GLEASON 4+4=8, T2A
Calcium: 2.46 (range: 2.20 - 2.65 mmol/L)
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D: 102 (range: sufficiency:
76 - 250 nmol/L)
Bone Scan: Negative
CT Scan scheduled for Dec. 1st. Negative.
Started Casodex 50mg. on Nov. 6, first pill of 30.
Got Lupron 22.5mg ( 90 day ) on November 19.
No real side effects as of Dec. 15 except dry skin and hair but getting quite 'porky' in the belt area even though now I go to the gym, three times a week. Also I dont have a need to shave anymore so now I can save my 'shaving' allowance and direct it to my stash of Depends !
Christmas Day got my first hot flashes. Thanks Santa!
Open surgery done on Jan. 20th. by Dr. J. Chin at London's University Hospital.
Cath removel scheduled for Feb. 8th. Yes, I know,
that will be 19 days. Dr. is out of country until then.
Gleason Score: cannot be determined due to hormone therapy effects. ???????
present, left radial, multifocal
present, left basal, multifocal
Apical: involved by invasive carcinoma, multifocal
Bladder Neck: involved by invasive carcinoma, unifocal on left side.Other: non-tumoural prostatic present at resection margin.
Perineural Invasion: present.
Seminal Vesicle Invasion: absent
Lymphovascular Invasion: absent
Lymph Node Status: no malignancy in regional lymph nodes
Additional path. findings:
high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
Pathology Stage: yp T3a NO MX
Radialogist appointment was on Friday Feb. 26 with Dr. Glenn Bauman in London.
Got another Lupron 90 day shot today and he wants to start IMRT soon. CT Scan plus measure scheduled in about 3 weeks. ( march 15)
First PSA test since surgery on March 18th.
with the results of <0.03 !!!
Started a Facebook page for bikers with prostate issues at:
IMRT to started on May 10. Going to get 33 units.
Post Edited (JB71) : 6/24/2010 1:38:46 PM (GMT-6)