....Most importantly he knows he is loved. How incredibly brave he is. Beth
That, Beth, is IMO, the most important aspect of his journey. Honest with himself, brave, without self pity, and enjoying the love of those close to him.
Most of the men on Healing Well either have advanced cases of PCa, or mild cases of PCa but with serious concerns with their mortality. Where we fit on that scale regularly changes. Upwards of 15% of PCa patients die from it. We might never know how many here do, since they either stop posting or only lurked in the first place.
May I, and the rest of us, take a lesson from the selfless courage and integrity Rocky has displayed throughout his journey. God keep and bless all of you.
72years old @ Dx
Ulcerative Colitis since 1973
4 cores; G 3+3, one G3+4
RALP 7/17 G3+4 Organ confined
pT2c pNO pMn/a
PSA .54 4 months post RR
ercMRI & DCFPyL PET Scan @ NIH/NCI
1" tumor in cavity at apex,
IMGT 70.2 GY, 2ADT, over 5/18
Radiation proctitis & Ulcerative Colitis flared
PSA <.006 9/18, .054 11/18, .070 12/18, .067 2/19, .078 5/19, .074 7/19, .081 9/19, .116 11/19