James C. said...
Michael, welcome to HW. I don't have any answers for you, but we got a few guys from Colorado, so they may have some info
Unless I'm missing something here James I don't see how being from Colorado I'd have any information about
the Las Vegas VA Hospital. Tony may be a better source.
I go to the VA just for a few cheaper prescript
ions for I'm fortunate to have excellent insurance being a federal government retiree. What I hear about
VA doctors and treatment is that it's a crap shoot. In one
location it may result in excellent care while in another it can be atrocious. For example my nieces husband's father had a pacemaker installed that needed replacement.The VA in Cleveland Ohio took it out for like 3 weeks and when they were going to replace it finally his heart had degenerated so he was terminal and is now in a hospice awaiting the end. Meanwhile a friend of mine will swear how great his Washington state VA hospital was for his heart disease.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A
2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study
4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal
7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 -
April 2009 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy
2/16/10 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy