Kind words indeed --- thanks...we're all in this together.
I had asked my uro about Propecia last year --- he said let's not worry about that just yet (good advice)... I asked my radiation onco yesterday and he really hadn't heard too much about it post HT/Radiation treatment but is looking into it --- thought I'd check here in the mean time.
Since I'm out of "localized treatment" options, my next stop IF there's a recurrence at this point would most likely be long-term HT. Not sure if a little masking of PSA would do too much harm in that scenario --- my doc said they usually let your PSA run up for a while to get a good view of your doubling time, etc.....
TONY --- thanks for your thoughts. My 36 IMRT sessions ended in Feb --- aimed at the prostate bed --- wan't bad at all with minimal side effects. HT therapy not all that bad, either (hot flashes are the biggest thing I've dealt with) --- all worth it if it works --- GOOD LUCK!
Initial PSA march of 2006: 28
PSA May of 2006: 39
8 of 12 cores malignant
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Post surgury PSA fluctuated between .04 and .09
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sesions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undectable