Posted 12/19/2013 9:44 PM (GMT -6)
While I appreciate those that labor to give us the great technical aspects, the research aspects, and the breakthroughs in the world of treating PC, even the politics behind the scenes in the medical world, I find the post that show the humanity and the every day living with this cursed disease to be very uplifting.
Some get treated, get cured, and move on with their lives, and for some, it becomes a blip in their life, and this is good, and I am thankful for that group of men.
For others, it's never ending, its a daily battle. And for a sad few here, they didn't make it, and their often heroic battles to the very end, become legend to the rest of us, as an example of true courage and unquestioned character.
That's the purpose behind the "big tent" philosophy here at HW PC. All these different facets are important, and needed, to show the full circle of prostate cancer, and living with it, and even dying from it. To see the whole picture, you need all of it to make it complete.
Age: 61, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incontinence & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA: Too High
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries