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whispers
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/13/2006 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone-
  I am very excited and wanted to share.  As most of you know, my 61 year old dad's cancer came back-9 months after two surgeries.  Has had his lymph nodes and testicles out-prostate is still intact.  Lymph nodes surgery was supposed to be prostate removal surgery, but it had spread..PSA 64 at time of surgery.  PSA down to .04 at 3 months, back up to 8.1 at 9 months-then doubled to 15.88 in two months.
  My dad started chemo last month-has had just two treatments so far.  Also has been following a veggie/fruit no fat diet-hardly any meat and drinking Pom juice daily.  We went last Weds to get his PSA tested.  The nurse called today and said it was 4.5!  It has dropped drastically.  That is awesome...means the cancer is slowing and chemo is working.
  We go back Friday-will talk to the doctor and get another PSA-get those results next week to make absolutely sure.  Also start round two of chemo.  I can't wait to see the next set of scans-in about 4 weeks..that will be the real test.  I am so happy that the cancer is slowing though-very encouraging.  Thank you Jesus!!!!!  I have been doing the Happy dance today :)

geobet1
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 12/13/2006 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Whispers:

Sounds like the combination is working for your dad. Your dad is just a year or so older than me. I know what a tremendous comfort and peace it was for me when I knew both my daughters were with me in spirit all through my journey. I'm sure your dad feels the same way. Cherish each and every day you have with him and may Gods grace guide and nourish your spirit as you journey with your dad. Be that pillar of courage and strength that he needs right now. Continued prayers and best wishes.

Regards;

George
        Age 59 -  psa 2.5 to 4.5 in 11 mon.
 9-17-06: DRE - enlarged prostate & nodule L/S
10-10-06: Biopsy
10-17-06: Biopsy Report: 3+3, 3+3, 3+4 
10-30-06: CT & Bone Scan - OK
11-13-06: 2nd CT & chest X-ray - OK
11-28-06: Physical Therapy - Intro to Kegals
11-30-06: Pre-Op for Surgery
12-06-06: Robotic surgery
 
Cancer is what we HAVE
"Cancer SURVIVORS is who we'll be!!"


whispers
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 12/14/2006 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks George : ) There is just something to be said about the love between a daddy and his daughter. I am so glad that you too have daughters and other family with you on your journey. My dad and I are so close right now-more so than ever. We also walk with God-I've actually asked God to "take the wheel" on this one. We can't do this alone.
The doctor had said last week that this PSA may not show much of a decrease-that it might be too soon-so this drop was just HUGE. Very unexpected, but with God all things are possible. I am very anxious to go back to the doctor tomorrow-get his take on the drop, and see what he has to say. Also to start killing more cancer cells with the chemo. I am hoping and thinking that maybe-just maybe-my dad will have to endure less chemo if his PSA continues to drop so well.
I'll let ya'll know tomorrow what the doctor says. Thanks for the support and continued prayers.
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