Quote from: Frankie on September 22, 2011, 09:33:54 PMI have continued Good News! My psa is 0.02. Can you believe that? I'm doing numbers from memory, 13.82 was the start. After radiation & one or two implants, the number was 0.36, six months later 0.13, & now 0.02. The trend is dooown!!! Not much downside left. I get one more implant. I'll be on my own for three months, & six months from now I'll meet the GU & we'll see how I'm doing. I'm certainly not of the woods, but I see the sun shining brightly! I'm also not sure when I'll feel normal, but I'm super thrilled on numbers!http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/99-The-GreatestI'm so glad for you Frank!! Your positive mind and ability to fight has rewarded you. I think many prayers are being answered for you my Brother!! It's hard sometimes but giving up isn't a option. I love your inspirational videos. I'm sharing one of mine with you. http://youtu.be/Gc4HGQHgeFE
I have continued Good News! My psa is 0.02. Can you believe that? I'm doing numbers from memory, 13.82 was the start. After radiation & one or two implants, the number was 0.36, six months later 0.13, & now 0.02. The trend is dooown!!! Not much downside left. I get one more implant. I'll be on my own for three months, & six months from now I'll meet the GU & we'll see how I'm doing. I'm certainly not of the woods, but I see the sun shining brightly! I'm also not sure when I'll feel normal, but I'm super thrilled on numbers!http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/99-The-Greatest
I met with my radiologist today & my numbers continue to be stable, Great news! To my disappointment, hormonal continues until 08/12. What she said is because of the aggressive type of cancer, it's two years after my last treatment. I just gritted my teeth. My hope was only one maybe two more. Unless you've been there it's difficult to communicate. My male hormones are being removed. Randy calls me lazy, but I tire easily.I see the GU Doctor 12/19 & they have a wealth of information. If I can help anyone with my experience, please contact me.
I realize this is about how I'm doing with my aggressive prostate cancer & my struggle. I've been through a ton of broken bones & surgeries. Screws or wires in my foot, leg & & jaw, scares I can't remember & 28% of my body burned.This is about my liberal friend Randy Moore. Although many, I think the burns may be the burns may be the worse, extremely painful, maybe multiple surgeries on my wrist, doesn't matter. Saying that,t I can only begin to realize what Randy has been going through. Pain, nine surgies, whatever, two lost fingers, Wheeeew!!! I think God is blessing Randy with his GREAT play relative to disc golf. Whatever supreme power you believe in, for me it's God, included Randy. He needs your love!For me in 2012, it looks like another year of lazy production. My disc golf friends are a joy to my heart!
I was reading the past posts & I hope you understand. First I'm stable, not like a disc, Patrick. Now it really is not without struggle, & I will whine, with the side effects from the medication, no spin, I believe I'm going to be just fine. I just may not have sex the rest of my life. Not true with Randy Moore. My heart goes out to him, except when we play disc golf. He is in an unknown world, & I feel for him. The positive is huge!!! I wonder how many believe that with their heart & soul? I think Fern thinks that way.There are different levels of prostate cancer & mine is aggressive, because I waited. PMA is a big deal, & the more positive the better chance of success. You have to believe with your heart, mind & soul! I wonder how many have been there, regardless of the dealt cards?
FYI: Frank fell last night and is in the hospital with possible broken ribs. Get well soon Frank!
This is a cancer update. I didn't think my PSA numbers could get lower but they did! The last two #'s were 0.02. Now it's 0.012. Unbelievable!!! There are some other concerns though, high blood pressure. At he primary care Dr. today the second time it was 165 over, I think it was 83. Anyway it's a concern & they doubled the doubled the pain medication I'm already taking, lisinopril. I'll go back in 30 days.What I expect for this year is more struggle, until I get off the hormonal therapy. Although with side effects, the drugs are working! Isn't that wonderful? I'm sure someone that reads this will get cancer & realize the mind game. I also want to point out with a Gleason score of 8, it is an aggressive form of prostate cancer. I'm doing fine though. 2013, here I come!!!