Posted 9/3/2007 5:00 PM (GMT -7)

Hi net.

You are not losing it.  You are just in a very hard place right now.  My heart goes out to you and your hubby.

I can't tell you how you will survive this but I know that your faith in God will get you through.  

BTW it is ok even for Christians to be worried, upset, and losing it.  Read about the (soon to be) Saint Theresa of Calcutta (Mother Theresa) and you will learn that even the best of us can go through alarming and prolonged periods of inner turmoil.

 

 

 


51 Year Old DBA by profession; amateur pianist by passion.
 
June 2006:  PSA 4.6.  DRE prostate enlarged.  
Aug  2006:  Second opinion confirms first.  Biopsy suggested.
Sep  2006:  Biopsy results positive one lobe.  Gleason 3+3.
Nov  2006:  RPA performed at Fletcher Allen in Burlington VT.
Nov  2006:  Pathology report: Stage T3a and Gleason 3+4.
Dec  2006:  PSA 0.1
Feb  2007:  PSA 0.0 (under 0.1)
May 2007:  PSA 0.0 (under 0.1)

Posted 9/4/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Faith and Brice,
I know this is a difficult time and can offer my prayers and concern. This site has always been a wonderful resource for information, but, also support. Some of my friends here are certainly going through difficult times as well and dealing with it in different ways. This hasn't stopped me from believing in my personal convictions nor have I allowed others to take away from me my dignified approach to try for Full remission. With that said, you are a welcome couple here and I guess I need to ask my friends here to respect others and their beliefs?  These people will show a very huge welcome wagon and an outpouring of support. We really are not here for self serving reasons but some of us are indeed resentful of this disease and the effects it has on us. Myself included. Brice has factors that truly complicate his hope for recovery, but never give up. Perhaps it's Brice's return to remission that will instill faith in others. I would suggest to simply stay the course of giving Brice as much support as you can. Continue to research this disease and it will give you better control over your emotions. Any time you think of something to ask your doctor write it down. And you don't need to wait for the next appointment, call and ask if you need peace of mind. One question I would have is "Are these cancers related?". That may be important when selecting the treatment options. HT will keep the PCa at bay while you get other treatments. At least for the short term. With our good intentions here you can come anytime and ask us about the PCa. And definately keep the faith. If you can send a prayer for Mia and for Gordy. Perhaps it's her and/or his recovery that will bring salvation to the masses. It would certainly make me feel better.  Until then, You certainly have our prayers.

Tony


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.
 
STAY POSITIVE!

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 9/4/2007 1:27:04 PM (GMT-6)

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