Advanced Prostate Cancer

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sick
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/5/2006 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   
My Friends,
My wife was dianosed with breast cancer 3 years and it has been a battle for us. But we had our faith if Jesus that He could preform a miracle, but I think it is too late. As one month ago I ws diagosed with prostate advanced cancer. It has spread to my ribs spine and hips and leg. My PSA was 349 when they took the blood test. Can anyone tell me if I shoud have any hope in getting better just a little so my wife won''t be alone. Please excuse my mistakes I am wriing this a 3;30 IN TH aM AND i CAN' SEE TOO WELL.  I feel so slone with the weight of my dear wife suffering and I can'thep her much. We pray together a lot. I am a Baptist Pastor and had ben for 30 years.
I know there much be someone out there that can give me truthful hope for my condition.
I thank you all for reading and wil be grateful for any that respond to me. My e-mail is grayh@videotron.ca
God Bless you a;;

Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 9/6/2006 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Sick,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife!!
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  was diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10


GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 9/6/2006 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   

As a minister's daughter, I can relate. You two are the ones everyone else has leaned on all these years. Your congregation and then some. You have been the strong ones 24 hours a day, each and every year. When something like this happens, it's very hard to reach out to those folks in return.

My heart goes out to you and your wife. A brother of my new sister-in-law was recently diagnosed with a PSA count of 500+ (with spreading) at the age of 78. The first doctor told him he had three weeks to live and they placed him in hospice care. BUT, the next doctor did testing and decreed him fine for at least another five years, if not longer. He's home, enjoying life again and feeling great. (I do not know what treatments he is undergoing, as yet.)

There IS hope - as many others on here will tell you, too.


petal
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 9/6/2006 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
dear sick

as i am new to p c myself i can not offer you any advice but i will keep you and your wife in my taughts and prayers . try to treasure each moment you have with each other . my mam died suddenly 18 months ago and we never got to tell her how fantastic she was and now my dad has p c and that has spun us on another journey . i am just gratefull to have him here with us so that we can talk about things we never have before . i will be thinking about you and your lovely wife .

god bless you both

petal

spinbiscuit
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 9/6/2006 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Sick Friends,

No one should have to receive the diagnosis that you have, and yet now it is here. All of us are deeply touched by your story, and wish with all our hearts we could make it vanish. What we can and will do is offer our prayers, and keep you both in our thoughts. The most powerful tool we have is our faith and trust in the All Might without it we are nothing.

Please take comfort knowing that we are here for both of you.

Glen

zuluking
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/7/2006 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
G'Day from Australia

I recently had a Prostate scare and found the following web site which from the testimonials looks very encouraging for yourself and your wife.

Best wishes

Christopher

http://www.nutrition2000.com/

daveed
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 9/7/2006 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Sick

I am so sorry to read of your prognosis. It shook me up terribly to read your post. Faith has gotten you this far what with your wifes and your situation. Do not lose that faith. As you, being a man of god knows, the Lord works in mysterious ways. Rely on hm in your time of need. I will include you in my prayers. The best of luck to you.


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2249
   Posted 9/7/2006 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   

That is hard news to hear, but do not give up hope.  There are treatments available that can hold advanced prostate cancer at bay.  Medical miracles take place all the time.  Please continue to  hope and pray.  You don't say how old you and what physical condition you are in.  This, too, has a role in disease  outcomes.  You are in my prayers for a long life.  Take care and hang in there.

Tim

 


Age 57  PSA 2.5  Gleason 5   Open Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy/Bilateral Nerve-sparing  6/21/06  Cancer confined to prostate  No further treatment


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 9/8/2006 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Pastor....

 

Take heart with what GreenAcres has mentioned above.  MIRACLES DO HAPPEN... and TimG is right about advanced medical treatment for Prostate Cancer…

 

It is time to ask for strength from others to help you during this time.  Please reach out to your family, friends, neighbors, and YOUR HIGHER POWER.  They can and will help you!!  You will soon know that you are being carried in powerful arms.

 

You need help for your wife at this time so you can concentrate on you….  Being there for her… means you need to take time for you and your diagnosis.

 

HOSPICE is a group whose goal is to “enable patients to carry on an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms,” so their days “may be spent with dignity and and quality at home or in a home-like setting.”

 

I typed in nho.org and found a directory to type in my zip code…. And it showed my local organization phone & location…

 

We are here for you!!!  Sometimes just being able to “ramble” as some call it… really helps.  That rambling will help others… and it will truly make “us” appreciate what we have at this very moment in time.

 

Thank you for sharing your story….

Buddy & I will keep you extra close in our thoughts and prayers. 

 

"GOD Bless You"

~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  

It's a little prayer

GOD Bless You

"... but it means so much each day,

It means may angels guard you

and guide you on your way. 

~author unknown~


mama bluebird
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Buddy 53 RRP April 3, 2006 PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable 

Post Edited (bluebird) : 9/8/2006 6:00:34 PM (GMT-6)

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