This is my first post but had to let you know that I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. As hard as this gets (and there's no doubt about it we've all been in the depths) there is always hope. I can only tell you that myman and I have learned that although things may not turn out the way we'd planned they do work out. Would we trade places with others here who have had better outcomes - probably 6 months ago yes...now no. We're on this road and have had so many good things come our way that we both are thankful, grateful and looking to the future. I'm glad your dad has you...you will be a strong and supportive force for him. Keep coming back here...it's a very good place to be.
To all of you thanks for sound, wise counsel even though you may not realize your giving it!
Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 64 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive
Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
RRP: 2/09/06 Restage: T3A NX MX
REcovery went well & no pads after 8 weeks
3 mo. PSA Post Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - all neg. Know HT has to happen but decision made to wait
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 CT shows lymph node involvement
9/06/06: Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
11/08/06: PSA 0.8
2/28/06: Next PSA