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update on prostate cancer
« on: August 29, 2019, 09:54:05 AM »
I didn't feel I had much to share, so I let other needs shine...but, I've been getting pinged by some of our regulars here in PMs for an update so figured perhaps I should share...

Last fall at my annual physical PSA jumped to 5.55... I was scheduled to see a Urologist but that took a month... by then PSA jumped to 7.78...then the biopsy said it was cancer (aggressive form) so bone and lymph scans said all was "clear" so January I started radiation treatments...they were 5 days/week for 39 sessions...30 days after treatment the PSA dropped to 1.58 and the time (last month)I saw the URO doc he pushed me out a year (that was before results were "in" on the 2nd psa test, thinking all was well... I had a appt with the Radiation/Cancer doc scheduled a few days after the URO doc ...it jumped (PSA) back up to 3.72 from the 30 day  post treatment measure of 1.58. 

I"d not gotten the psa reading by the time I saw the cancer doc (4 days vs. next day usually), so I asked the cancer/radiation doc's nurse to check and learned then it'd gone back UP... the Radiology/oncology doc wasn't concerned saying that post radiation, they often see the PSA yo-yo up and down and he doesn't get concerned till 6-12 months out post treatment...

That afternoon after the Cancer Doc, the URO doc's office called and cancelled the 12 mo visit and wanted me back mid OCT for a retest to check on it...

Whatever will be---will be. I didn't geta vote on having this so I figure it's outa my hands...

I wasn't trying to be evasive but with so many good prayer warriors asking, in PMs, I figured perhaps it'd be good to share.  Thanks to all who inquired... time will tell
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 05:19:56 PM »
  I still got you in my daily Prayers Brother Doc and was just thinking a few days ago where you were at as far as follow ups and numbers.
   I'll continue with those prayers and was talking to a good friend of mine who gets marked up next week and starts an 8 week radiation treatment with out those golden seeds cause his Dr. said he has had so many operations they didn't want to in plant those seeds so he's got the same mind set as you Doc. He is about the same age as well not that it matters but his brother also had PT cancer and both of them were in Vietnam and that concerns them both since they were around that Agent orange ?
  Not saying it caused it but hearing more and more Veterans talk about having prostate cancer and were exposed to it.
  My prayers for all of you and thanks Doc for updating us so we can continue asking our Father for healing in Jesus name.
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 05:29:05 PM »
Thank you, Keith and those readers who don't type... it all is heard and counts! :)

I didn't get exposed to Agent orange till I lived in MT working landscaping and a tank of the 2-4-D back pressured in my face, but I got quick medical attention which is more then those guys in Nam...who never even knew and sometimes "showered" in the mist the planes sprayed... :(:(

I got the seeds and told a guy at church if he wanted to sift thru my ashes for the gold, he had my permission... :)

I will keep your brother in prayer as well...

Another friend whom I met on here has had a type of early radiation, then the freezing and the cancer in His prostate is back the 3rd time...

He's had so many back surgeries, A-Fib issues, bladder scarring, he's lucky to still be strokin the green side! :o But he has the best attitude I've seen... always expecting the best...
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 06:30:20 PM »
Right on Doc..... hang in there and KNOW that we are all praying and thinking of you!!!
God's will is God's will... You've accepted that and that's all a God fearing man can do!

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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2019, 06:35:48 PM »
Doc, You on in my thoughts and nightly prayers. :pray:
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2019, 06:43:49 PM »
None of us gets outa here alive;

Many of us have issues and if you live long enough, you WILL have something to get your attention...

Great line in a Tom Selleck movie called Crossfire Trail where he's quoted as saying about dying..."Tis a poor thing to fear the inevitable"...then adds that it was said by someone not dying! :)
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2019, 11:30:59 AM »
Doc sorry I haven't seen your post sooner but running 12 hour days and just so worn out when I get in that I just crash. You and Fred are still in my daily prayers. God bless.

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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2019, 11:35:11 AM »
philip,

no need or cause to apologize...you've been very supportive and have your own challenges to wrestle...it's due to folks like you who've "asked" in PMs that generated the motivation to share with others...

Thank you for the prayers...

Whatever comes of it all, it's in God's hands...now for me to keep the Son in my eyes throughout! :) :pray:
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2019, 02:55:40 PM »
Hey David,   My thoughts are with you buddy  :pray:
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2019, 05:57:27 PM »
Still thinking about you and praying for you.
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2019, 11:11:49 AM »
Thanks, Ken & Same for your recent post... 17th or more likely that week I should hear on the outcome of the 3rd PSA and I'll report what I learn...

In God's hands!  :pray: :notworthy:
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2019, 11:08:05 PM »
Hang in there buddy...praying for good numbers.
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Re: update on prostate cancer
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2019, 12:37:09 PM »
 :pray: stay strong :pray:
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