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   Posted 12/2/2010 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Leeanglo said...
Hello, this is my first posting on this site as ive been on cancer forum previously and had some very good imfo from the members thereon.i was diagnosed about 3 months ago now at age 44 with pc T3A N2 MI GLEASON 4+3-7 so only recommended course of treatment is Zoladex hormone injections which i am now having 3 monthly.

My situation will almost certainly take my life at sometime in the future and it is not an easy thing to deal with as all of you guys are quite aware of.I have consoled myself with the following thoughts.
1. age is just a number its what you do within your life span that is important.
2. death should not be feared,if there is an afterlife then i only hear good reports about it !!.If theres no other place then its just a big long sleep undisturbed and whats so bad about that ?
3.dont waste time worrying about the inevitable enjoy whatever time weve got left making the most of every day.
Leeanglo -- welcome to the forum and sorry you have to be here.

It's good that you accept that PCa may kill you sooner than otherwise -- that helps us to live a happy life, and of itself, the reduced stress may help us to live longer.

Hormone therapy is not the end. If Zoladex no longer suppresses your cancer, there are other good options that still might. And I hold out the hope that if we can stave off the beast for a few more years, there may be a miracle treatment not far away.

There are others here also on HT and I will probably be joining you all soon...

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   Posted 12/2/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there and do not be afraid to look at any and every posssible drug or choices(over time) you actually may be able to do, some docs may need to get fired if they aren't totally in your corner for choices. Myself dealing with year 9 soon and so far, really exceeded my expectations as to being around and living with healthiness at this time. My stats are below and included total urinary blockage from PCa, so it was not a mild or average case of PCa. I did hit it hard up front after knowing just how blanking serious this scenario is. Others have exceeded some docs expectations or stupid predictions, which is great to see. I was 51 or so at diagnosis, but feel for you being even younger and dealing with this, focus on the here and now part of living. Hope you have some support folks in your corner, too. I think you meant you were getting Zoladex 3 times per year?
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage

Jerry L.
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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 12/2/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the HW site...Dont' be afraid to ask questions...I have found that these guys know more than the average...
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 Adjuvant Radiation

PSA History:
Nov. 2009 4.30
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
Nov. 2010 <.05
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