I went off to the big city of Toronto for my yearly physical ( all the blood work was done in May) - and the numbers were all good.
PSA <0.02 undetectable - so still a member of the Zero Club ( PSA <0.10 - there is no such thing as an absolute zero)
The Bad Cholesterol is in range 1.86 - and due to my lack of libido and lethargy I had my testosterone levels checked - testosterone 10.0 and free testosterone was 61.1 (never knew there was a "free" type before - just as I never knew about
"free PSA" before coming to HW).
Due to my weight gain, will be going back to check cholesterol levels in 6 months - and with a decrease in my weight - I don't want to mess up what the statins ( lipitor) is doing.
Just realized that next week - November 18 - is the 2nd year anniversary of my RP. It is a good feeling to be in the Zero Club even though having positive margins in my path report.
When I first came on HW - I got a few "oh I'm sorry" from members when they saw my report... so this is a good reminder that everyone is different and each body responds differently - even with similar stats.
I am a fan of anti-oxidents, olive oil, pom juice, soy beverage and reduction of red meat and dairy products.
Whatever makes you feel empowered can help physically as well as mentally.
Hugs to one and all,
- if you have PSA <0.10 - print out a copy for yourself -
Age:56 -gay with spouse of 15 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Biopsy:10/16/09- 2 of 12 cancerous, 5% involvement -Gleason 7 (3+4)
Pathology:pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
04/08/10-0.05 ..09/23/10-0.05 ..03/24/11-0.02 ..11/09/11-0.02 - ZERO CLUB
03/24/12 - TBA
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 11/9/2011 3:41:14 PM (GMT-7)