CT Umpire said...
mmmmmmm..... Stella. (say it like Homer Simpson (aloud) and see how it sounds.)
In this case, I think "Stella" is short for Stella Artois, a really great beer and a tribute to the Italian brewing craft!
I hear Marlon Brando loved the stuff............
I am 3 weeks + 1 day post brachy and doing extraordinarily well. First post-op PSA is still 3 months out and on one hand I am SO thrilled that my life is nearly normal but on the other I hope they hit me hard enough to kill this cancer. I'm confident, optimistic and looking forward to clinking a Stella with my buddies, even if not in person. And I am looking forward to baseball season!!
Thanks (again) for sharing your insight into the post treatment CT evaluation and consultation about placement. With direct thanks to you for bringing it up, I just called the rad-onc and we have an appointment for 4/3.
I had low density Gleaon 6 (I love using the past tense when discussing my cancer) and your comments make me think that maybe the reason I am doing so well is that I had physicians that knew what they were doing and, like yours, limited the "friendly fire."
This is a difficult and scary path, but thanks to guys like you and other thoughtful contributors, we are not alone.
I'm confident in my docs and expecting to be sharing Stellas with my buddies for a long time to come!
Hi there - so glad you're doing well. I am a week post-implant and feeling pretty good myself.
PSAs: 4.76 (May 2012), 4.23 (August 2012), 3.98 (October 2012) 4.9 (February 2013)
Biopsy right prostate: Benign tissue
Biopsy left prostate: Prostatic adencarcinoma, Gleason score 7 (4+3), Tumor involves 2 of 10 cores and 5% of total tissue sampled, Positive for perineural invasion
TRUS measured prostate volume 19.36 cc
66 palladium-103 seeds implanted (March 2013)