I came upon this study right after B was diagnosed in December 2006. We immediately hired a vegan chef to prepare our meals, started meditation therapy (Reiki) and explored treatments. Although B's PSA dropped within a month of commencing with this, while we were investigating our next step, and he was tempted to continue solely on that course (who wouldn't?) it was obvious that a more immediate, direct and proven approach was called for.
Now, on the eve of a 4 year anniversary of surgery, I can say that a lifestyle change has occurred for B. He regularly works out (3 days a week weight training and 4 days aerobic training), and is in much better physical condition than before the diagnosis. He eats more fruits and vegetables every day. He made a big change in his attitude about
things, i.e. worries less, which I attribute to looking death in its face--it gave him a new lease on life and helped him organize his priorities. He is happier! For all who feel their lives are over with a recent diagnosis, I can say that, despite the difficulty we faced, we have come through it to a place of empowerment and joy. I do feel that we were given a precious gift along with the devastating blow.
So, to get back to the diet, part of the gift was a realization, based on our foray into the vegan realm, that less processed food, fruits and veggies are a habit that one can come to crave. One should not have to get cancer to embrace this, but cheap, processed, high fructose corn syrup laced foods are tough to resist, until you push them far away from you for a while. They then taste like a kind of poison, and it becomes a no-brainer....
Still cancer free in Jan, 2011,
Becky (edited to include signature)
B Age 51 at diagnosis in 2006
PSA from 3.2 to 4.3 in one yr
4 of 12 cores positive, one lobe, less than 10%
Inflammation only second lobe
Stage T1C Clinical Dx
PSA prior to surgery: 3.9 (down from 4.3)
Da Vinci Prostatectomy 2/27/07:
PCa in BOTH lobes 5-10% of gland
Negative tissue margins
Bladder, seminal ves, vas deferntia negative
Two inguinal hernia repairs
Catheter removed 1 wk after surgery
Full continence (no pad needed) 1 wk after surgery, then intermittent drips 4 wks out
Full erection, 12th day after surgery, then up and down!
2 mo’s post-op, some ED after penetration
3 month PSA 0.03
6 month PSA non-existent
1 year PSA non-existent
1 1/2 yr PSA non-existent
Erectile function--up and running!
Two year anniversary on 2/27/09-Sex life back to normal!
Three year anniversary coming up-PSA non-existent on 1/5/10!
Post Edited (B&B's World) : 1/10/2011 9:35:24 PM (GMT-7)