I wanted to check in with an update on my status which will, hopefully, provide some encouragement for those recently encountering an advanced/G9 diagnosis.
I was diagnosed in the summer of 2016 as a G9. The cancer had already spread to a pelvic lymph node at diagnosis. I can still vividly see the look on my doctors faces as they gave me worse and worse news with each initial test result. Today, three years later, I got my latest test results. My PSA remains undetectable, and my testosterone continues to climb higher since I got off ADT in October 2018. I'm feeling good and back to "normal life". I'm still thanking God every day for my situation, and always do and will probably always get some anxiety at PSA test time, but three years ago, I was truly worried that I would be gone by now.
So, all brothers here, please have a drink with me today to celebrate, and newly diagnosed guys, I really hope that my success will lighten up the black cloud a bit as I remember that time well.
Age 50 at DX July 2016 PSA at DX =47
Mixture of G7 and (4+5) G9 cores.
Lupron for 2 yrs. w/Zytiga last 6 mths ended 10/2018
open RP At Cleveland Clinic w/Dr. Eric Klein on 12/19/2016. Post Op Path Report confirms G9 and positive pelvic lymph node
ART w/Dr. Rahul Tendulkar at Cleveland Clinic 5/17 -6/17.
Adjuvant Docetaxel w/Dr. Lam (POS) March-May, 2018
PSA undetectable since surgery 12/2016
Post Edited (schoolpsych) : 8/17/2019 8:53:25 AM (GMT-6)