It's a little disappointing knowing your PCP was monitoring a PSA near 10 and it's your insurance company that requests a biopsy. Your insurance company might not grant the coverage but they may have just paid you big dividends if you are cured of this. I was post operative, on lupron undergoing RT when my new life insurance policy kicked in. But I had started with a new company and they automatically covered me. I have not tried to get any supplemental insurance but we have discussed it. I like the Buffet approach and have followed his music for years. Though Alison Krauss was my choice. Jimmy sings about
fun things like oceans, bars, and boats. Alison is sings about
tragedy, pitiful loves lost, and sometimes pops a happy ending. Geez, I know I belong on the Buffet side, but I must keep trying to depress myself. LOL, that stated, stay close and we'll be here to help in any way we can.
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.