Darlin, what rotten news. I remember when you first posted last April that you two were both facing tough times, but I had hoped and prayed the drug he had started would give you both far more time than this.
I grieve for you, and with you, this evening.
I also want to thank you for your good advice. Each person is different, each handles news in their own way. It is well for us here to give this some prior thought as to what we'd want. And to make our decision clear to our doctors, although in this day and age I fear that law suits have forced doctors to often put aside common sense and caring decisions in favor of brutal facts documented in patient files to protect themselves.
May his memory, and good times, help heal you and your family,
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02