Last year, I skipped my yearly physical with my GP, had my hands full with PC complications, so I had it done this year. He has been my GP for roughly 15 years, the doc that monitored my PSA for 7 years, before sending me off to my Uro.
All my standard blood work came back perfect. Didn't do a PSA on purpose, as I just had one, and they use a different lab than my Uro. Also, didn't do a DRE, as I see my Uro 2x a month or more.
Chest X-rays showed perfect smoke free lungs, EKG - said my heart looked like that of a 40 year old man, not 58. He said that if I didn't have all these complications going on with the PC side, I would be in pretty good shape.
He too, thinks the radiation clinic messed up big time, by having all that radiation done without the benefit of water in the bladder to protect things. He said he had never heard of it being done that way.
He brought up the subject of AS, and he said he was totally opposed to it. He's a big believer in early detection and treatment of all PC. He feels the gamble is too risky for men to chance with AS, since a biopsy miss so much. (His opinion, not mine, I didnt even solicit the question)
He did say, that despite the damage the radiation did to me, it was my only hope of survival with my numbers. And if it were him, he would have still done surgery first, then radiation second. As far as my next operation goes, hes in favor of it, since there is no evidence of any natural healing taking place. He said it should improve the daily quality of my life. He said its a good surgery for what ails me, and that my surgeon was well qualified to do a good job with it.
He said if I could quit being a cancer magnet, I might actually be ok, lol.
David in SC
Post Edited (Purgatory) : 8/31/2010 5:04:23 PM (GMT-6)