Bill- I hope I don't screw this up - it's been a very long day.....
I had the great pleasure of meeting, and having dinner with, Bill (jetguy) this evening. The restaurant was lovely, the hostess and waitress were sweet and attentive, the food (we both had fish) was good and the conversation went from serious to emotional to laughter. Bill is one of the finest guys I've had the pleasure of meeting in my, soon to be, 64 years.
I find it difficult to thank the bxxxxxd, prostate cancer, for anything, but, that is what brought us together. I know Bill and I will be very good friends for as many years as the bxxxxxd gives me. Bill gets around the country fairly often, and I seriously suggest that, if he mentions he's going to be in your area, you contact him and arrange to meet for drinks or dinner. He's one hell of a guy.
My apologies for sounding like a gushing school girl.
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01 AND REMAINS THERE TO THIS DAY
7/2005-8/2005 5 w1/eeks of IGRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
7/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.
PSA STILL UNDETECTABLE
Post Edited (Gordy) : 9/12/2007 5:40:01 AM (GMT-6)