Posted 1/1/2012 8:45 PM (GMT -7)
Glad to here that things are going so good. You provide us all hope.
Btw, my Dr gave me a good tip on something that has made a real difference in helping with my cholesterol. he told me to start taking 1,000 mg of Slo-Niacin daily. This is a dietary supplement that you can get almost anywhere, I get it at Costco for instance. I take two 500 mg tablets at night before going to bed daily. One side effect is that it can cause you to sometimes get flushed feeling sometimes. Regardless, my cholesterol has improved significantly. My last physical in November showed that my total cholesterol has dropped to just one point over the normal range at 201. All my other blood work came in great as well.
Due to the fact that my PSA has continued to rise, one more thing that I started is going to a vegan diet. I know that is a tough one for most people to do, but with all the soy products, vegetables, fruit, grains and nuts, eliminating red meat, etc. I am hoping to slow the growth, which is my only real option at this point, and I just can not stand by and wait for the cancer to grow, I need to do all that I can do to slow things down. I am also adding to my exercise routine, etc. It is kind of like starting all over when I first found out that I had cancer, but now it does not include the option of just if I should have surgery or not, now this is my new way of life.
Diagnosis Results – Oct 31, 2007;
•Age – 53 (turned 54 in Nov 2007)
•PSA is 3.83
•Gleason's Grade - 3+3=6, T1C
Surgery Dec 11, 2007;
•Cancer confirmed on Right mid and Left apex
•Both nerve bundles spared, some damage to the Left bundle.
•30 day PSA, .01
•90 day PSA, .00
•Latest PSA, .12
•ED treatments: Levitra, Cialis, Trimix, Erect Aid pump, Penile Implant on 3/12/2009