I'm down here in Orlando at the referral of Snuffy Myers to undergo the three day Ferraheme and f18 sodium bone scan imaging at the Sand Lake facility. The hope is that my very aggressive disease is oligometastatic (less than five significant bone lesions). The imaging is apparently very sophisticated and precise. Once identified the lesions would be radiated and the aggressive ADT3 program would hopefully push me into a durable remission, perhaps even permanent. Even at my advanced stage Snuffy is gearing this treatment plan toward curative rather than management. His grasp of this disease is very impressive and I strongly recommend a consult for anyone on the fence about where to turn. I'm not sure where this journey is taking me but I'll keep posting over the next three days to give everyone the skinny on how this process works. Go Steelers.
11/08/08 annual checkup (3 yrs late) PSA 8.04 from previously 2.7 in 11/05
1/23/09 biopsy 12 cores positive, 10 cores Gleason 7, 2 cores Gleason 8 70% tumor
2/06/09 cat +bone scans clean ..
3/26/09 RRP surgery Post op path .. upgraded to Gleason 9 (5+4), seminal vesicles involved, several positive margins, 2 of 9 lymph nodes positive
8/22/11 bone mets confirmed