At long last I am hearing from you! I think of you and Don often and have been wondering what progress you and Don have been making in pursuing the continuing treatment needed for him because of the most unfortunate failed surgery. I am glad to hear that you are communicating with Loma Linda--it gives you hope. Not being a doctor, I have no idea about the cancer in the distant nodes. I don't know how often that happens. Usually the nodes in the pelvic area are removed at the time of prostate surgery. If they can identify where those distant nodes are, why couldn't they be removed surgically. In many other types of cancer operations, it is common to remove nodes elsewhere in the body. Has this possibility been discussed with any of your doctors? I would hope that Don would agree to any further treatment that gives him a good chance of wiping out the remaining cancer. I know it has not been easy for both of you, but don't give up the fight. Please keep us informed of the progress you are making. What a wonderful wife Don has! Fighting for her man all the way! God Bless!
3/27/07 "Dave - here I am. I talked with Loma Linda on Thurs. After furnishing the rest of Don's records to them I should be getting a call on Thurs or Fri. Mila was extremely nice and sent out info to us right away. The biggest issue is the "distant nodes" (out of the pelvic area) that the cancer is in. I don't know any more than this at the moment but I promise to let you know. This is difficult.
My next task is this: if they say it can be done...will Don agree.
Thanks for keeping after me - giving me the call out in such a kind way. You are pure gold."