David, first, I join with all your friends here in saying how sorry I am about
the mets possibility. This evening I was with a young man, 50, who has been doing AS for a year and he and his wife are wondering about
surgery. I was thinking of you as I told him that while that MIGHT be the right thing for him, it wasn't without its risks. What he had to do was learn as much as possible about
the disease, understand the risks, and make his decision. Then I come home and read this news from you. I'm not suggesting that the possible mets are a result of the surgery, just that while surgery might be the gold standard, for some, it's more like the iron standard. And the radiation sure wasn't gold standard either!
Second, you have a sense of humor. You are factual, not emotional, driven by reality, not fantasy, you are sold, grounded, and an information junkie, but none of this means your sense of humor isn't a keen one. You have a love of the ironic, and a kindly smile for the foolishness of the human condition. I don't think you're destined to play Vegas as a one man comedy show, but I protest the idea that you might not have a sense of humor. Totally false!
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02