Jan 28, 2012 - 12:52 pm
First of all I would like to thank each and everyone who has posted to my inquiries and, in particular, Vascoda & Kongo. Your suggestions and information have been invaluable.
After countless hours of research on line and books, conversations with other prostate victims, four doctors and the University of Jacksonville Proton center, second opinion on slides from John Hopkins, we have reached a unanimous decision.
He has decided to go with IMRT and hormone therapy and I agree. We will be meeting with the radiation oncologist week after next and a treatment plan will be finalized.
He is very anxious about the side effect of the hormone therapy and the IMRT, I'm sure, but realizes the alternative would be far worse. I pray he does well and I pray I remain strong for him throughout this. I have found a tremendous amount of strength in reading your stories and posting, and when it gets to be too much I either go pound golf balls or go for a ride and cry.
I will say I believe we both feel a big sigh of relief that a decision has been made and treatment will soon start.
I wish everyone on this site, good health, strong bodies and positive energy and loving support from people around you.
I will continue to post and read your posts and keep you all informed of how treatment is going. God Bless you and your families and keep fighting the good fight. God is watching and prayers help. I am praying for us all. Be positive, it's 50% of the battle!