311, one year ago today I had my biopsy. One year ago this coming Saturday was my personal D-day. I got home from work and found a message on the machine: "Hello, this is ___ at Dr. N__'s office. Please call when you get this message and ask for me."
I called and she gave me the news. I sat down, and I don't think I moved for the next hour and a half, until my wife got home. She asked what was up. I told her. Her response was great. "Well, OK. The first thing we need to do is get something to eat. Let's do that." We did. The cat scan/bone scan was the next week, and the first consult was the 16th.
311, as others suggested: take notes, read everything, try to relax. A PC diagnosis--even a high grade diagnosis--is not a death sentence. I've never heard of a PC diagnosis followed by "and you've got six months to a year".
Age at Diagnosis: 56
Biopsy: 3 of 12, G3+3, all on LT side, 20%, 5%, 3%
Clinical Stage T1C
Bone Scan, CT scan negative for spread
RALP on 2/17/15, BJC St. Louis, Dr. Figenshau
No EPE, 20% organ involvement, g3+4 final
PSA 3/10/15: 0.10
My Story: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3300024