Dear Faith and Brice,
I know not what the future holds for you. It seems that you will have some difficult times ahead of you. The fine people here are wonderful and caring human beings. We are not experts, but we are experienced with prostate cancer. I recommend that you visit often. This place helped me more than I can express.
I am not a religious person, but many of my friends are and they find great comfort in their faith. You will find many here who share your belief. Don't give up on it.
We are mostly non-aggressive here and that's a good thing. We comfort and support rather than get in your face and contradict. Having said that, Gordy is out of line with his comment. He has serious cancer issues and is properly upset about it. I don't blame him. If he and I knew each other we would most likely get along well.
I hope you come back and accept the support you will find here.
Lee, if I'm out of line, feel free to delete me.
August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago.
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9. (This is a very good result.)
No side, or after effects. None.
I have aged a year and am now 63. How did that happen?