Thanks guys. I have a health insurance policy that pays half of my hourly rate but it pays 7 days a week for up to a year. My doc says he will write up a good letter and make it sound like I am dying. Not a huge stretch. (we all are) and not to be too concerned when I read it cuz it will be the worst case scenario. The problem is that I really cannot afford to be off work without a paycheck. What a drag. I need to ponder this further. The biggest problem is that I don't feel sick and haven't lost any time at work. I just want to be lazy and fish and hunt and play music and snowmobile and water ski and snow ski and boat and camp---------you guys get the idea. I think that retirement at 47 is very good for men's prostate health.lololol
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable