Dec 11, 2005 - 5:27 pm
Hi to All,
As I understand it, there are no absolutes regardless of the treatment option one chooses. All of the talk about curative treatments appear to be just that...a lot of talk. It's as simple as...remove it ( R/P) while it's confined to the gland (and hope cancer cells haven't escaped into the blood stream or through one of the holes from the biopsy) or attempt to destroy it with Radiation ( and hope all cancer cells are destroyed). Only future P.S.A.'s will indicate if the prayers and course of treatment was successful. As history has taught us... very few wars are won with a single battle.
The past couple of months have been like being stuck in a revolving door. The shock of recent diagnosis and the urgent attempt to educate myself in order to choose the right treatment has overwhelmed me to the point I question my sanity.
My sincere appreciation to all of you who have shared your personal experiences and responded to the many questions and concerns of others. I hope others will benefit from your collective knowledge and experience as much as I believe I have.
No...I didn't learn all there is to know about P/C or the exact choice of treatment for my particular condition from reading the post and comments on this site or from the many hours of computer research on the subject. However, I have learned something I believe to be as equally important to one's survival... to be confident in your treatment decision... recognize the comfort of prayer and support from family and survivor friends.
Thank each of you and May God Bless,