Thanks to all for the great congrats! - Iz, Piano, Susan, Biker, Courtney, and MamaB (our personal bluebird) - each one of you has contributed so much along the way here! I look back to last year and spending a month just lurking - getting to know (and relying on) Mama Blue, Swimon, Spinbiscuit, (to name a few) and tracking so many journeys, including JustJulie. What a wealth of information! And I look at how much this place has grown in such a short time since then.
Very special and a fount of strength for those who come in here lost and frightened. I see those in particular become stalwart and, in time, ready to take on the charge - how inspiring is that?
PianoMan - we know about
the nail-biting, so stick around so we can take yours down for the Zero count, too! Courtney - you two are going to be fine! I'm very proud of you.
And, yes, MamaB - it's a Miniature Pinscher - and KW can tell you as well that they're quite a "load," which means chock full of personality!
Husband age 66
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06 - Austin, TX w/Dr. Randy F.A.G.I.N.
T2a (at biopsy)
At pathology - cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now - Next one: 4/17/07