Posted 4/12/2012 7:18 AM (GMT -6)
jon, i can assure you that i practice what i preach, i have no intention of giving up hope, i am living my life, my way, and will continue to do so, as long as i am able to, that's just me.
octocor - thanks, appreciate your words, i value my mind and the power of the mind, more than any other aspect.
winter, thank you as well. i will seek whatever other opinions as needed, when i feel its the right time
jim - hard to explain, i feel no fear - just not my nature, i adapt quickly to whatever reality i am facing, and adjust my feelings and emotions to suit the situation at hand.
casey, sailing is one of the love's of my life, been doing that since i was about 14 or 15, i made my first boat out of a rusted john boat, with home made mast and rigging, and sheets, well made out of bed sheets, so its in my blood. my current boat, Octavia, is like a mistress to me. i enjoy sailing with others on board, but my best times our when its just the boat and i, gives me complete peace of mind, so i can relate
an, thanks as always. yep, there are lots of other factors in play here, some, not easy to articulate without starting world war III, and others, unfortunately, are private matters. i still have complete faith in my oncologist, as he only sees people with advanced prostate cancer and advanced breast cancer. he's well informed, well read, and keeps up on all the latest developments and clinicals. from day one of my journey, i knew this would be a difficult battle to win, almost 4 years later, i am still here annoying people, lol
sephie, hugsssss, ltns. so happy to see you pop up. thank you, and john, and tell him for me, its never too late to become a red sox fan, as the sox nation says, alway believe.
bob, thanks guy
an (2nd response) - i will mention that name to my dr, though i couldn't imagine him not knowing about him
thank you, ozbob, appreciate that, its one for all, and all for one around here, i am just another mate in this big old pot
Age: 59, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, original catheters 63 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8, 12/11 14.0
Other: Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, had Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10
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