Casey -- somehow I just knew
that you would pop up in this thread -- is that ESP or what?
Thank you for being the cheerleader for diet/lifestyle change often in the face of considerable flak from the doubters which six months ago would have included me. BCR with the next stop ADT (or radiation) adds a lot of extra persuasion.
Mel this is what I have been doing and plan to do -- take from it what you will:
Firstly I have always led a low-stress lifestyle, never smoked, and over the last 10 years took daily walks of at least an hour, which included substantial hills. Have been a light (alcohol) drinker, thought
I had a reasonable diet with no supplements, and if anything am a little underweight. But none of that stopped me getting both colon cancer and prostate cancer and now PCa BCR.
So the only things I haven't done relate to diet, supplements and drinking. I love my red meat, dairy products and sweets but am less fond of fruit and vegetables. All that is going to change.
After my last PSA test nearly three months ago, I started a daily aspirin (100mg, with doctor's approval) and soon after, a daily glass of pomegranate juice (200 ml, a little less than 8oz). I figure if those items make a difference, it will show in my next PSA test now just over a week away.
I have read the threads on supplements and planned to add OPC and fish oil for the next quarter. Just in the last few days I have decided that I will also go completely vegan. I will trial it for the quarter and if my PSA continues to rise at its present 7-month doubling time, of course I will stop everything.
ADT is the next stop for me on this journey, and so with nothing to lose, and much to gain, I see at least temporary veganism as a much lesser evil.
[Edited to correct references to BCA. I have BCR not BCA!]
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4/12 cores
Non-nerve-sparing RRP 7 March 2008 age 63
Organ confined, neg margins. Gleason downgrade 4+4=8
Bimix worked well; now using just VED
PSA undetectable at first but now 0.3, doubling time 7 months
No radiation but ADT coming unless I can slow down the rise...
Post Edited (Piano) : 1/8/2011 2:00:28 PM (GMT-7)