Some interesting highlights from todays GP visit.

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Purgatory
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   Posted 3/2/2011 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Before you read, don't let this thread become fodder for some new war of words.  Not my intention, though I will be mentioning a couple of touchy subjects.  I like it when its peaceful and helpful here best.
 
Today I had my long over due visit with my GP, he's been seeing me for over 15 years, has been through all my cancer episodes and everything else with me.  We spent at least a half hour together, perhaps more.
 
First, I was wrong, and some of you were right.  No problems with me on that.  My Vitamin D is in terrible shape.  It was the first time I have ever been tested.  It was 18.9  out of a normal range of 32-100.  So much for my theory on that, I expected to be in the bottom of the normal range.  This doctor is very anti-supplement and vitamins, with the exception of Vit D.  He went to lengths to explain why it is important, especially to someone in my condition.  He wants me on Oral Vit D, 50,000 units twice a week, on Monday and Thursday, for 12 weeks, then reduce to 2,000 units daily until the number is decent.  He doesnt want it checked again for 6 months.  Be interested in some constructive remarks on this plan.  I will do it, as this is one doctor that is very conservative and I have a high level of trust in.
 
Second,  got my first ever baseline testosterone level, it came in at 502 out of a normal range of 193-740.  On the good side, he said that even some 40 year old guys don't have a level that high, but on the bad side, its keeping the cancer cells very happy.  Purpose of test - to establish a baseline in case I ever went to HT.
 
The rest of the stuff was mundane, won't waste anyone's time on it, the other blood work numbers are all good in all areas.  No changes in any of the  few meds I take.
 
If the bone scan doesn't show any spread of cancer, and its not expected to, then he wants me to see this good orotpedic surgeon for an opinion of the bone scan, to see why that hip is in such pain.
 
Now this last paragraph, again, not intended to be a shot at anyone's thinking.  As part of our experiences, I believe in sharing what doctors tell me, like most of you do, so don't shoot the messenger.
 
I asked him point blank (without telling him any opinion on my mind) is Pomegrante juice medical useful, or just a current health food fad.  He said as a doctor, he has read every possible study on the subject, and he found absolutely no medical benefit for drinking it.  He said, if you like it, drink it, but its not going to cure, change ,or improve anything in particular.
 
As far as multi-vitamins or other vitamin supplements, he still feels that if you eat 3 decent meals a day, even if its not always what we would call healthy, then there is no one in this country that is going to be vitamin deficient, and that the supplements just make expensive urine.
 
He promotes a heart healthy diet to all of his patients, and gets frustrated with patients obsessed with extreme dietary changes and heavy supplement uses that continue to smoke.  He said the smoking part completely negates the rest of the effort.  His words - not mine, and of course, one doctor's opinion.
 
So now, its getting ready to prep for tommorow kidney scan.
 
David in SC
 
 

Post Edited (Purgatory) : 3/2/2011 5:24:44 PM (GMT-7)


alf203
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   Posted 3/2/2011 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
david ; one thing the vitamin D my doc started me on it when I dx 1200 mg a day calcium& D combine the pomegrante juice he told me that a year ago good luck alf203
AL - 49 Feb 09 dx PSA 118 Gleason score 5-4=9 cores 11-12-100% Stage T4m Cat Scan -mri -Bone scan/ caner spread - spine/lung/liver. Treatmen; casadex + trellstar 3 months PSA droped to .054- pulled off casadex .8/09 PSA 7.43 12/09 PSA 11.65 started lupron/ new drug tak700 1/10 PSA 7.81 -2/10 4.95 4/10 3.34 7/10 [4.02] 8/10 4.4 now upgraded to [T4M1C ] 10/10 psa 5.81 - 2/11psa 8.48

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/2/2011 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
David -
- I was pleased to see there was a little more zest in your tone in your text ...
- you seem to be taking everything in its stride ...
-and when all the picture puzzle pieces fall in place, hopefully, you will be able to see the story and the right path for you to choose (which includes not choosing)

hugs,
BRONSON
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

BillyMac
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   Posted 3/2/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a pretty low Vitamin D reading for sure. The easiest way to build it up apart from supplements is a little sun bathing. Exposure of 10 mins a day places a person at no risk of burn nor other bad stuff. The more skin exposed the better so perhaps a bit of nude bathing in the back yard is in order but don't frighten the neighbours. On the other hand, the testosterone levels?--------- you raging bull you. No wonder you're such a tenacious fighter.
Bill

Arnie
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   Posted 3/2/2011 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   

David.....I think you'll recall I'm one of those guys on heavy Vit. D supplementation. Briefly, my number was 25 in 12/09. 6 months of 1000 IU brought it all the way up to 30. My GP then sanctioned 50,000 IU once per week for 3 months, which brought it up to 56. Another 3 months of same brought it to 65. I'm doing another 3 months, and then expect to level off on maintenance dose. I feel better because of it, and the benefits, which are many, are documented. Glad your MD sees it that way, and that you're willing to supplement.......as for the T, my last level was at 357, but the important number is the free testosterone. It's a very good idea to establish the baseline. There are many studies out that fly in the face of (up to now) conventional thinking of testosterone being gas on the fire of PCa. You might find these two books interesting; "Testosterone for Life" by Morgentaler, and "The Testosterone Syndrome" by Eugene Shippen. Morgentaler is a Urologist, Shippen an Endocrinologist. I won't try to summarize either; just some inexpensive reading suggestions for you........Amazon has them online for @$10.00 a piece. I'll just add this, and it's not for argument at all-----sometimes eating well still isn't enough. I, for instance eat very well, but was not absorbing quite a few nutrients, including iron, zinc, B, etc.-----found out that the Prilosec (acid reflux) I was on was slowly blocking absorption. So meds can blunt the effect of an otherwise good diet, as do other disruptors. Good luck with the regimen; I know you'll keep us posted.

Arnie in DE


F8
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   Posted 3/2/2011 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
all my doctor's share your doctor's opinions on supplements for the most part.  doesn't make them right tho.  it's funny that he does believe in the one vitamin you have a deficiency of even tho he believes that you shouldn't have a deficiency without supplements cool .
 
stay strong David and hang tough.
 
ed
 
 
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

142
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   Posted 3/2/2011 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Your Vit. D was higher than mine, even though I was already taking one 1,000 per day - doc bumped me to two, will be getting the next blood work later this month.
DaVinci 10/2009
My adjuvant IGRT journey (2010) -
www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1756808

Trepidation
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   Posted 3/2/2011 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Mr Purgatory,
 
"First, I was wrong, and some of you were right.  No problems with me on that.  My Vitamin D is in terrible shape.  It was the first time I have ever been tested.  It was 18.9  out of a normal range of 32-100.  So much for my theory on that, I expected to be in the bottom of the normal range.  This doctor is very anti-supplement and vitamins, with the exception of Vit D."
 
If he is mostly anti-suppliment, why are you still going to him when others here provide DD on D-3? Results, via testing, seem to support JohnT's posts.
Just asking why a second opinion by a PC Dr. may help on the topic. Your bio talks about just one PC Dr. and yet her protocol has caused you pain and a decrease in quality of life. Is there another specialist that may aid?
 
Currently, I am interviewing more than a few PC Dr.s about their thoughts on my questions gleaned from my readings/DD. If I get negative responses, from my fairly long list of questions, that will affect my decisions.
 
Just asking and hope for your success Sir.
 

F8
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   Posted 3/2/2011 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
i just reviewed my paperwork and my vitamin D level is 31.1.   hmmm.  maybe i better do something about that even tho my doctor thinks it is "okay".
 
ed
 
 
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

Magaboo
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   Posted 3/2/2011 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
Happy that you seem a bit more +ve in this post compared to a couple of days ago and also that you have a good Dr. that seems caring and one you trust. Glad to hear about the Vitamin D. Did he by any chance mention whether to take D or D3? I've been taking D3 for a couple of years now and always wondered if I'm wasting my money :-) .
Wishing you all the best in the next step of your journey.
Mag 

Sleepless09
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   Posted 3/2/2011 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
When it was discovered that a deficiency of vitamin C caused scurvy a whole industry was born. I loved the book, "Nuts Among The Berries" --- goes back to 1977 and it's still an interesting read today.

David, I loved the line, "expensive urine," --- that's what I tell my wife every morning when I choke down the multi-vitamin that's just a little smaller than a freight car.

As for vitamin D, I'm all in favor of it, especially if it's accumulated on the freedom beach at Club Med.

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
  

Casey59
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   Posted 3/2/2011 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
We each choose our own paths…on this we certainly can all agree. And, you are certainly aware of what those who specialize in the very unique & specialized field of prostate cancer recommend with regard to pomegranate juice...

Based on what you wrote here, however, the B.S. flag should have gone up in your mind when your current doctor (a General Practitioner, not a even urologist) said that he’s read every medical study published on one narrow niche (pomegranate) in one specialty field out of hundreds (prostate cancer). This appears highly implausible…and that’s a generous statement.

I really appreciate it when I get the sense that my doctors are honest and straightforward with me. If my B.S. detector were to go up, my confidence in the doctor’s credibility would go down…sharply.

davidg
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   Posted 3/2/2011 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
my wife keeps buying pomengrante juice for me but I find the stuff vile and won't drink it. Glad you posted what you did so I can show her and move back to pear juice.

Trepidation
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   Posted 3/2/2011 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
JMO but I think that too many great folk, like Purgatory, trust in just one Dr. even after bad results. I hope there is a lesson there. I know that I have learned much as to that premise. Just wish it weren't at Mr. Puragatory's expense, bio. He seems like a great guy.

daveshan
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   Posted 3/2/2011 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're starting the vit' D, I'm convinced that my wife getting me into a tanning salon in the winter of '08 (which I continue to this day) slowed the velocity of my cancer. That was the only change in lifestyle and the only reason I can think of for the one point rise during the next 20 months after more than doubling from 2.5 to 5.5 in the prior 18 months.

Best of luck on the upcoming scans.

Dave in Durango CO.
07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5
09-09 PSA 6.5
12-09 Biopsy, initial Gleason 9 (4+5) later reduced to 8 with tertiary 5
03-01-10 Age 55 RRP in Durango CO by Dr Sejal Quale and Dr Shandra Wilson
03-16-10 Path' G-8 (4+4+5) Bilateral involving 21% of left lobe, 3% of right lobe, SVI, Focal positive margin, pT3b NO MX

All PSA as of 1-25-11 <0.04

Skate
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   Posted 3/2/2011 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
David:
 
Sounds like a profitable visit to your Dr.  Always a good feeling that there is something immediate that can be done to improve one's health.  I don't want this to become and argument as to the pros and cons of this jungle juice, just passing on some information from my perspective only.
My uro surgeon has had me on pom juice for three years now.  He takes it himself daily.  As fo vit. D, I take 1000 iu's each day on his recommendation because of the SE's from the HT injections.  Omega 3 (NutraSea) has kept me healthy from sickness for three years as well,  even though everyone around me has been ill. I mix it with my protein shake daily.
You sound so much better today David.  Keep up the fight.
 
Jack

Age 59 at Diagnosis 62 now
01/08 PSA 4.17 DRE showed node
03/08 RP - pT3a 10% ca / Nerve Sparing, margins clear, no invasion
Continent 3 weeks post surgery / ED
06/08 until 08/09 PSA 0.01
08/09 PSA .14
09/09 SRT / 36 treatments
01/10 PSA .13
08/11/10 PSA 3.44 T = 25.0
30/11/10 Zoladex ADT
24/02/11 PSA <.04 T = 1.0

Trepidation
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   Posted 3/2/2011 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
"David:
 
Sounds like a profitable visit to your Dr."
 
For whom?  I wonder if he could take Vit-D-3 supplements recommended by a PC specialist like Stephen Strum?

Post Edited (Trepidation) : 3/2/2011 4:30:54 PM (GMT-7)


Zen9
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   Posted 3/2/2011 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Trepidation,

With respect, please back off a little, at least for a while.

You are relatively new here and may not know that over the past months/years several people have urged Purg to go outside his local "comfort zone" when selecting his medical team.

Be that as it may, right now Purg is at a stage of his journey where he really needs our support for what are ultimately his choices.  And three posts in an hour and a half questioning those choices are more than enough; you've made your point.

Zen9


Sonny3
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   Posted 3/2/2011 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Motion on the floor made by Zen9.

Seconded by Sonny.

One of my few rare posts lately, but one that comes from the heart.
60 years old - PSA 11/07 3.0 PSA 5/09 6.4
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5% positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/23/10 Post IMRT PSA 1.0
3/22/10 PSA 1.5
4/19/10 PSA 1.2
5/22/10 PSA 1.3
8/9/10 Completed Radiation for MET
9/7/10 PSA 2.2
1/5/11 PSA 3.9

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/2/2011 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
trepidation:

i don't mind the fact that you are a "new guy", we all had to start here sometime. but your posts toward me are now being by me as being annoying and borderline on flaming. hope the moderators are paying attention.

you obviously don't have a clue what utter hell I have been through the past 2 plus year. An open RP, 1 1/2 years on a total of 21 catheters, 6 stricture operations, 2 months of radiation that went terribly wrong, a bladder that was destroyed by the radiation, having BCR within 9 months of my op, and now failure confirmed after the SRT, and needing an ileal conduit surgery in September to bypass via a stoma for life as the result of the faulty radiation. Need I add more?

i don't need someone trying to discredit my currrent medical team. my uro/surgeon is one of the most compassionate and caring doctors I have ever been under care with, since this journey has started, i have had over 50 visits with him, hes an excellent surgeon with a great deal of patient respect in my region.

you are free to say as you please, i am all about 1st ammendment rights, but show a little common courtesty and respect to me, or any other member here before you make rash and rude statements.

david in sc
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

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/2/2011 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
First thanks guys: 142,sheldon, dave in co, alf, bronson, and arnie - all good advice

billy - i would be afraid to see me naked in the back yard, i wont even wear shorts outside the house, lol. tennacious - my daughter called me this week after the bad psa reading - didnt know what it meant and had to look it up. have always been super sun sensitive since a youth, in the old days, they called it sun sickness (no such disease of course), so i have always bundled up and avoid sun exposure, plus, i burn super easy.

f8 - i didnt find it odd with my GP being only an advocate of vit 5 as a supplement, as my doctor, he explained its use and purpose in the human body, with my immune system - in a way that made sense to me. he said it was the only supplement that he uses as while. you said it didnt make the doctor's right, but i say it doesnt make them wrong either, right?

mag - i can't hardly read the prescription paper, but i believe he put me on just vit d, not d3, and we didnt discuss vit d3, i wouldnt have thought of that on my own, as i had a long list of other questions to knock off

zen and sonny - a special thanks, would do the same for either of you guys too
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

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 3/2/2011 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Peace guys,

Trepidation,
I think your intentions are good and honest ~ however....
Sometimes it's tough to understand things when you have partial data. We all do what we do with a comfort zone in mind. David has paid his dues here by being a caring supporter of others even when he himself does not agree with certain things. I admire that ability in our membership very highly. It's a lot tougher to do than to sound off on our own beliefs.

Please try to respect the decisions that others make and the situations they are in. What we have to do from here is help David and the many others that are dealing with a potentially dangerous phase of their journey's. What might help one just might not help another. And certainly when there is a controversial topic like supplementation, we should expect an equal amount of controversy to arise when we are rigid in our own beliefs. Even the medical community is all over the place on this topic.

Tony
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

Blog: www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/2/2011 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Casey, Casey

I was anticipating your repsonse on the Pom subject, look whaty wrote:

"Based on what you wrote here, however, the B.S. flag should have gone up in your mind when your current doctor (a General Practitioner, not a even urologist) said that he’s read every medical study published on one narrow niche (pomegranate) in one specialty field out of hundreds (prostate cancer). This appears highly implausible…and that’s a generous statement."

Always condenscending - about my GP "not even a urologist". What is that suppose to mean? Another assumption on your part. You don't know what interests my GP or doesn't in his ongoing education and interests in the medical field. For a GP, he knows a lot about radiation and urological surgeries. He's been a big help to me over the years. "This appears highly implausible"? Perhaps to you, but wasn't to me, and I am his long term patient, not you.

He has been a straight shooter with me all these many years. Probably knows more about all my medical conditions and situations/history than any other doctor. Over the years, he has referred me to some pretty unique specialists, he never pretends to know what he doesnt know and I respect that. He knows his limits as a GP.

I admit you know a lot, or at least research about a lot of things, but you got to learn to approach people in a way that doesn't seem demeaning or insulting to them. That's my perception of you, but don't take it as a flame. Just responding to what you wrote.

On the Pom subject, which I honestly feel is a silly thing to argue about anyway, I have now talked face to face with 3 radiation oncologists, a medical oncologist, my uro, my GP, and even the oncology dietician at my hospital, and not one of them will vouch for any serious reason or benefit of drinking POM juice. You expect me to believe that all 7 of these doctors are wrong and you are right?

David in SC
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

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/2/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
... hears applause in the background ....

Staying confident and steadfast in your own choices is sometimes a tough call which I have experienced since signing on as a patient-to-patient member in which sometimes "patience is a virtue" ...

We all have our life stories and pre-existing experiences - I am here to learn, to share thoughts, hopes and support ... and often I do learn something new each day ... isn't that part of life?

hugs to you David , Peter and the Mods, and all the members of HW who call this place - home.

hugs,
Bronson
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

Arnie
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   Posted 3/2/2011 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   

David.........I'm sure that the Vitamin D that your MD is prescribing is Vitamin D-3, even if he didn't write it down that way. My 50K IU is just that. And anybody here who's taking the 1000/2000 IU per day is taking D-3...........but call back and check with him just for sure. One nice surprise is that you really don't need a prescription for D-3, but you might have to go to a compounding pharmacy to get the 50K strength. 12 pills at that strength cost me $10.00--------for once, cheap health! :-)

Arnie in DE

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