Well it all started 5 years ago today. My journey down the path of PCA. As you can see by my signature I have been through the gaumet of treatments like so many of my brothers here. I am currently on my second term of triple blockade with a PSA of 0.018. I have been on intermittent ADT now for 2 1/2 years and am looking forward to my next vacation from meds this May. I am blessed even with the side effects from Lupron that I still get up every morning to a loving wife who knows that a kiss and a hug is all the intimancy we need. I am blessed that I talk to my kids everyday and have had 3 grandchildren since this started. I am blessed that in May I will see my daughter be married. Everyday is a blessing to me. I vow to all of you that I will fight this disease everyday. Dr. Lam said he would get me to 70 and I said then I will get me to 80. Thank you all for support and information I have gotten these past 5 years. I do feel attitude is everything not just in PCA but everything. Keep fighting the good fight.
DX age 58
Gleason 5+4 = 9
City of Hope Clinical Trial (punch protocol). 6 sessions textore every 3 weeks + lupron
RP Oct 2009. Seminal Invasion positive margins. Lymphnods clear.
1 month PSA post op undetectable.
4 month PSA undetectable.
7 month PSA .5
Bone scan and CT scan negative. Prosticint scan mild activity in prostate bed.
EBRT May 2010. 39 sessions 70gy. On number 37.