Thank you David. When I was a boy my grampa was my hero. We made fishing lures together and he was there when I caught my first fish. He had a swimming pool and lived right next door so I lived there the entire summer. He was there when I shot my first buck he was there to give me a congratulatory snort of whisky when I bagged my first bull elk. He gave me my first chew of snuff. (probably not his finest hour) and he never judged me even when I messed my life up as bad as I did. He loved even when he was hurt by the choices I made that cost me so dearly. I am happy both he and gramma lived long enough for me to make them proud of the man I became. Todd
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