I too am very thankful this year. Even though my PCa has returned I am blessed beyond words. My life is full, my spirit is strong, and my faith is complete. I also thank my wife, Johnnie, for finding this site. My better half, too. I am happy for your progress in fighting this monster. Your posting offer so much support and encouragement, keep it up. Helping others is a "Southern" thing. On offense to our "Northern" friends.
We here in Alabama and Birmigham are blessed with so many great locations for treatment. UAB, St. Vincent's, Trinity, and BMC. Dr. Moody of Urology Centers of Alabama is leading the way in PC testing and awarness. Offering free Exams and PSA screening throughout the state. A great man on a mission. He has lobbied the state to legislate insurance companies to cover PSA testing and yearly exams. Kill the beast through knowledge.
From Trussville, Alabama to you I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.
War Eagle (Walt)
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
Visit my journey at www.caringbridge.com/visit/walterwhited
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"