So that was my 1st experiance w/ prostate cancer, Negative biopsy results, Pete doesn't have cancer! Another year w/ other misc. ilnesses and pains went by and it was time for my anual physical. The Doc, as Docs usually do asked me how I was feeling and being the hypocondriac I am, I unloaded on him. "Well Doc my flat feet are hurtin pretty bad, my left knee, the one that had bone on bone 6 years ago when I had it scoped for the 3rd time is kinda hurting along w/ my left hip (dislocated & shatterred pelvous 77'), left ribs (8 broken in the front & back 98'), left sholder (alrteady had the right one fixed 95'), lower back (3 ruptured discs, stonosis, & Aurthritis ) middle back ( good question??) , and neck ( broken with all discs ruptured, stenosis, & aurthritis also 77') along with several other minor pains, and oh yea, I don't pee too good! He said maybe we should call you lefty! Funny Doc. So after the stress test and colenoscopy ( 6 polips removed) and heart fine, my blood test came back and low and behold, my PSA went from 3.5 the year before to over 6. Doc said you need to get another biopsy. I said what for its just going to come back negative again, I don't have cancer! So back to my favorite uroligist I went but I told him to forget about using me for a human balloon again this time! 2 weeks later and I was back to his office for my results sure that there was no problem, My wife was working close by and since I had to miss work that afternoon, I asked her to meet me after my apt. for a rare lunch out. Well she showed up on time but as ussual the office was packed and I had only made it to the second bench inside the office that again was loaded with patiants. So my wife joined me on the group W bench as my Doc walked by. He turned to me and said "I'll save you some time, you have cancer" right in front of the group W benches so all could hear! Needless to say we were speachless along w/ the rest of the crowd! I finally got enough air in my lungs to tell him what I thought of him and that I would not be back and would send for my records!
End of part #2, Sorry folks, I know I'm boring you but it does get better!
Your babbling buddy, Pete
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.