Mel: This time, you and I seem to be agreeing 100%, that's nice. After talking to 3 radiation oncologists, plus 2 medical oncologist, plus my long term GP and Uro, plus my own research, that is why I decided not to mix HT with my SRT. Yes there are arguments for, but there are also outstanding argumetns not to do so. My doctor's want to see the net effect of the SRT on its own legs. I do too, didn't want to mix and match results. I will probably know soon enough, as my delayed PSA reading is still on for Feb. 28th. It's still so odd, I have no worries - if its up or down, reaching a stoic point of mind on the whole thing. I do believe in fate, despite our own actions.
paysayten: incredibly proud of you, that was a perfect workout, right down to a proper nap. couldn't have done better myself!!!
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10