Aug 17, 2012 - 6:40 pm
Gleason 9 PSA 26 day 1
Submitted by fightn9er on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 6:28pm
Hi Im Mike (53yrs) and this is day 1 of my fight for survival. My biopsy was 3 days ago and the results came in yesterday. Yep Im a 9er (4+5). The DR. wants to wait 6-8 week to let my prostate calm down before "the plan". Had 12 cores taken. All were positive with the lowest score 3-4. The biopsy also showed an area of pc that was just outside the capsule. I will be getting a bone scan and CT scan as soon as possible. If they are negitive the Dr.s "plan" is as follows: Radical Prostatectomy with some debulking as necessary via the da Vinci method of which he has performed over 900 times. Followed with radation theropy. When the psa strats rising then we will start Hormone theropy. So thats "the plan" from the Dr. awaiting my approval. Day 1 is getting pretty F*#@%# tuff. I need more information. From what I have read and been told there is potiential to still be around 10 years + . My faith is very strong and I am not fearing death as much as leaving loved ones. I have 3 grandchildren under the age of 2. I will FIGHT this.