Posted 8/14/2014 6:33 PM (GMT -7)
Gee, let's be careful with all these "David" posts. We have davidg posting and myself, david/purgatory, I thought on some of them I was being jumped, but they were being directed to davidg not myself, I have no problems just being called purgatory or purg to keep our opinions clear and separate. thanks
geeterman - thanks for your endorsement about my view on AS. you are the poster child for AS being a viable option. I hope you can continue forever without needing any invasive treatments, think of all that standard quality of life you have maintained over this time period. I am happy for you.
From the day my surgery was done in 2008 to now, its been one endless disaster for me, I no longer can even remember my former days of having quality of life.
so let's keep encouraging AS to any man that can safely meet the criteria, personally, I think that is the smart choice. Panic and/or fear are terrible decision makers.
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