Just an update on my treatment. And i continue to be overwhelmed. But i kmow the direction I am taking. I haven't been on here for a couple of months. I had my Brachy done by Dr. Zelefsky at MSK on 7/7/17. 43 seeds and fiducial markers to set up for radiation. Only one week post, side effects, urinary, are minimal. Any bleeding stopped after 3 days. Some tenderness and swelling at site but those hemorrhoid pillows seem to help. I have a radiation simulation appointment set for 7/24 and SHARP (Cyberknife) set to begin in August right after my daughters wedding. Post Brachy, my PSA was at 1.05. ADT SE's suck to say the least. Most bothersome are the hot flashes and the loss of sleep they cause. Im not sure how or if the side effects will increase from the Brachy, but I only need time to walk my daughter down the aisle. Then, whatever comes, I'll deal with it. Just knowing my daughters and their fiance and boyfriend are there to support me gives me strength.
Good on 'Ya, Dogdays! Yep, whatever comes, you can deal with that later!
PSA 10.9 ~112013
Bx on 112013 at age ~65yrs, with 5 of 12 pos with one G9(5+4), 1 PNI, T2B.
RALP with lymph nodes at Vanderbilt 021914. (nodes clear, SV+, G9 down graded to 4+5, cut wide, but 1 tiny foci right at the edge of margin ) Pros. 106.7 gms!
At 15 months, not wearing a pad most days, mostly dry
PSA <.01 on 6/14 and all until 9/15 = .01, still .01 9/16, .02 on 3/17,6/17