Your husbands numbers and mine are very similar. I have been through many types of treatments and continue to feel well. I am perhaps in the best athletic shape in ten years as I walk a few miles every day and have changed my diet. I was a tick under stage IV and had 4 positive margins in my post-op pathology. After surgery, hormone treatments, and radiation, all since February 16, and I feel few side effects. I attribute this to age, excersice, and the most key componant you can have in this battle - a positive attitude. But to continue to be in remission I had to also spend much time educating myself in depth about
my cancer and its stage. At any time you have a question my EM link is enabled. I frequently get EM from our friends here and there is no question that can't be asked. It sounds like your husband doesn't have time for this disease and that's a good thing in many ways. It shows his desire to move on and live his normal life. That's a positive attitude. You both will need to learn as much as possible. And those things you read about
chance of recurrance or relapse don't apply to everybody and don't say the best ways to avoid these things. A good treatment plan, a good diet, and a good ol dose of family and friends can help alot.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 8/17/2007 10:58:00 AM (GMT-6)