Just finished reading the thread by DavidG on psa anxiety and it brought this to my mind. What is the fear that is at the root of this anxiety. I, m a positive type of guy and trust me folks it gets to me just like every one else. Its like the joke about sexual self pleasure. Any guy who says he doesn't is full of bologna. My question is what are You anxious about in this regard. As for me it is not fear of dying from it, it is, I just don't want to get involved in the medical system, unless, I really, really have to. This is not a slam against them, I would bestow sainthood on my surgeon, if I could, he is really good in so many ways. Plus I just found out that he is also a urological oncologist. I dont want to make decsiosn on rad, ht, et al. This forum is as close to PCA as I want to get period. hey I know I am not necassarily cured, but will live that way till proven other wise . I don't know it might be a stupid question, but that never stopped me before. Is it fear of dying from it or is it, for lack of a better term, just the general angst and hassels it presents us, in our lives, the complications and stuff lidat. Age of patient, stage of pca, and so many factors will determine the answers to this. Thought it would help us all to learn this from each other. I am being as honest as I can, when I say I do not see my self dying from this, though it certainly could happen, For some reason I just don't see it, no bologna. The odds are against it, 3% or lets go even higher, 15% morbidity rate. If you could, please respond to the thread, not the need for the thread, I f you thinks it's stupid, or somehow crass just don't respond. If we are really reflective about this our answers could surprise our selves. Aloha!
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving