Posted 3/22/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -7)
Hi Summerblue,

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's situation.
I saved this post a while back because I thought it was so inspiring and gave so much hope. I'm also posting a link that might prove helpful. I think we should try all medical resources available, but if diet, vitamins etc. can make a difference, it might be worth a try.


Bec


Here's the link:


http://www.cancerfightingstrategies.com

Here's the post from several months ago:

I am a P/C survivor, so far. PSA of 250 in 1989; diagnosis was "terminal and untreatable" with multiple bone mets. Prognosis death in 6 months. Since there was nothing here permitted by the FDA and my father had died of P/C after relying on Mexican remedies, I went to Europe. It's a long story but to cut to the chase there is a lot of information and cutting edge therapies available today in the USA but not all of it available through conventional MDs who are stuck on "cut, burn and poison" (surgery, radiation and chemo) and some only through being a guinea pig in a Trial. I have survived 5 trials, two in Germany and three in the U.S. Hear this: ALL cancer victims are seriously D deficient. It is called vitamin D but in reality it is a hormone with many applications in your body. It comes to you naturally, from sunlight (UV)on your exposed skin. This is why there is much more P/C in northern hemisphere countries and among our black brothers; not enough sun exposure. I currently take (by prescription) 50,000 international units of "vitamin" D3 every morning. That's right, fifty thousand. It fits in one small, white capsule. Also, I take 15 grams per day of vitamin C, orally, and once a week a bolus of vitamin C intravenously. I spread out the oral C during the day, 1000 or 2000 milligrams at a time to keep the plasma level high enough to be lethal to the remaining tumour cells. I do all the other non-controversial therapeutic things such as lots of fish oil for Omega 3, 8 oz. per day of pomegranate juice (as an anti inflamataory; P/C is very inflammatory), lots of fresh vegetables, raw if you can, fresh fruit, some fish but no red meat, and it's great that your Dad exercises, encourage him to keep it up. I am 77 and work 6 days a week. I live near mountains and hike every chance I get. One more point, it is now a proven fact that STRESS HORMONES exaccerbate any form of cancer. Besides a loving family I keep my stress level under control with lots of prayer. Whether you are a Christian or not, it is a historical fact that Jesus was the greatest healer that ever walked the face of the earth; your Dad couldn't find better company in his walk for life. Good Luck. The Gunner

husband Jeff 45 years old, diagnosed 8/25/06
PSA 2.1, 2 of 12 samples at 3% & 4%, involving 1 side of prostate
Gleason 3+3=6 in both samples
laparoscopic radical prost. 10/17/06
cancer in both sides of prostate, positive in one area of margin
first PSA results 1/07 <0.01%
husband Jeff 45 years old, diagnosed 8/25/06
PSA 2.1, 2 of 12 samples at 3% & 4%, involving 1 side of prostate
Gleason 3+3=6 in both samples
laparoscopic radical prost. 10/17/06
cancer in both sides of prostate, positive in one area of margin
first PSA results 1/07 <0.01%

Posted 3/22/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -7)
Hi ~   Summerblue…. and Loved Ones,   You may be very surprised at the feeling your husband my have ~ Knowing “He Is Not Alone”…. as in the link Tamu shared with you…   YANA (You Are Not Alone) website.    Click here….>>>     Prostate Cancer Support Group - YANA means You Are Not Alone   Your husband...may need this outlet as strongly as you do…. And the wonderful thing about it…. is… We are all here for both of you!!!   We are sharing each stepping-stone that is placed before you.   You have reached out to us and all of our “Helping Hands” are reaching right back to you and in some way will help to make the stones not feel so wobbly….…   I know you feel the love…   It is so important to express yourself in any manner you need to.... once feelings are shared… things really do look differently.    So ~ please continue to share with all of us.   This journey you are on… is best traveled with friends!   Keeping you extra close…   In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy   (Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!   Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there) The Power of Hope mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina Link to our personal journey…>>>      Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring   April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision" PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate 2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)
Posted 3/23/2007 3:55 AM (GMT -7)
hi Summerblue, as you can see from these posts, there is hope that your husband will live for many years. My father-in-law was diagnosed with bone cancer about 15 years after he had RRP, but he never had pain, never had any symptoms. his PSA was in the 400s. he died at the age of 82 peacefully in his chair at home. I wish there was a magic answer for you, but I know that you'll find the right thing to do. hang in there....step back once in a while and do something else in life instead of researching PCa cures. take care of yourself, too. God bless, kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump

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