Hi Dan, Thanks, My signature is a little misleading. Due to size restrictions I have not updated it in a long time. I was taken off of lupron in november o9 and things went okay until august when my psa jumped from .46 to 6.0 I just got another lupron shot a few weeks ago and am hoping for the best. David thank you for the vote of confidence. Your my hero. Arnie, I qualified with a 2:58.17 nothing to brag about. It was the only marathon I ever qualified with. Although I paced alberto salizar for two miles in a local 10k I found the two sub 5 minute miles to be not to my liking. Boston is a long way from silverlake washington and funds were not available. Just knowing I made the cut at 35 was congratulations enough. I never ran in school. I drank beer and heckled the athletes. Now they drink beer and I am in good shape.lol except for having terminal cancer of course. Fairwind, I am only on lupron. Todd
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable