Michael, sorry about the loss of both your parents in such a short span. While PC may not directly kill but a few here, all will eventualy die of course. My wife and I have had these conversations. If the disease wins out on me eventually, my wish is to have hospice at home, so I can be in my own surroundings, among my family. As we all age, I think its at least wise to think about such matters. In the article, the gent was 92, so regardless of having cancer, he had a long life.
reachout, I am very supportive of hospice, whether its at their facilities or at home. this is what they are best at, in providing the in depth care needed in those final weeks or months, and can make sure their patients are as pain free as possible.
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 margin
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, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
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 9/10