Sadly, I can report that a member of this board, and several other PCa forums, has died.www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=153722034
He took his screen name here (and his email address) from the brother of Sherlock Holmes. Steve had been an investigator in his professional life.
When I was first diagnosed, Steve was very active on WebMD. In recent years, he was more often found on the usenet group alt.support.cancer.prostate (which you can view through Google groups), Prostate Cancer Infolink, and this group. He also belonged to PCAINAZ.org.
He was 68 when diagnosed with Gleason 9 cancer, and had cryotherapy, which failed to cure him.
He spoke his mind, and was extremely knowledgeable about
the management of advanced prostate cancer through ADT (hormone therapy).'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson. "Ulysses"
Rest in peace.
Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) Jan-Mar 2007
PSA 9/2007 and thereafter <0.1pcabefore50.blogspot.com