I have been a lurker here since my diagnosis early in 2014. I will likely continue to be a reader and seldom a writer, but just want to say thank you to the regulars on this forum. I have become a bit obsessed with learning as much as possible about
this beast as I expect it will influence my life at least intermittently for the rest of my life. I know many life-changing decisions will arise over the next number of years. As others have said, I don't like to be surprised by new developments but prefer to be over-prepared. I have 60 years of not thinking about
prostate cancer, and only one being obsessed, so if you average out the time I have spent in 2014, it is really very balanced! Anyway, just to acknowledge how helpful this site has been and continues to be. Thank you to all contributors. I am so sorry for those who are suffering and so grateful for those with years of experience and willingness to share. It is very helpful to be able to listen in to discussions of treatment options, and to hear the commonality of certain symptoms and side effects.
dx 3/2014 age 61 -12/12 cores positive most GL 8 -two mets on pelvic bone -other suspicious hot spots to watch. IGRT 79.2gy - 42 sessions-Lupron every three months.
PSA - 1/14 = 16.7
4/14 at Biopsy = 12.7
at beginning of IGRT - 11.8 (did 4 months strict Vegan diet lower it 5 pts?)
2 months after IGRT - PSA .5
Oct 2014 @third Lupron Shot - PSA = <.05 & T =16
Beginning of long remission hopefull
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