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    I've elected for brachytherapy-but there are 2 types (temporay radiation seed & 5 to 7 weeks of external beam radiation OR permanent radiation seed). I talk to specialists in mid-April and will make my selection then. The worse part of this experience for me has been making a selection on how to treat it. It can be so exasperating. So many ways to go. You can overload on the info. But thank God for the Internet.
    The one question every man asks a doctor once he is diagnosised with prostate cancer is.
    "Doc if it were you [*pause*]what treatment would you seek?" One specialists and I burst out laughing because he started saying the words to the question the same time I asked the question.
    He has heard the question from so many men.
    It's not a fair questions since they are not buffeted by the emotions you are under.
    One onocologist said he would opt for surgery-but as our conversation progressed he started talking about how he thought he would try photon beam....
    There are so many ways to go if it's detected early
    I know 2 women-both had breast cancer. One had her breast removed -one had a lumpectomy (sp?). Both are cancer free today.Women go through the same little hell if a cancer has early detection.
    The one thing you don't want is the cancer to make the choice for you since it is so advanced.

    Ah well I made my decision now I'm just sitting on the levee waiting for the Robert E. Lee.

    I just live my life the way I have been. I do want to visit Rome again in August so I want to get this treatment out of the way. Lifes to be lived.

    Vic don't forget your daily glass of pomergrante juice.

    URL is a picture of me in Rome August 2004-Circus Maximus below me and remains of Augustus Caesar's palace on the Palatine Hills behind. I was in a good mood that day. Who knew I had prostate cancer back then?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...cusMaximus.jpg
    Last edited by Tempest; 04-07-2007 at 02:07 PM.

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    Thanks for the photo and the narrative. God bless you!

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    Thanks. Happy Easter to you to.


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    It's go time.

    My Dad should be going under pretty soon.

    The surgery is supposed to last 4-6 hours.

    Patience isn't my strong suit.
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    Hope all goes well. Get ready to read a lot of old TIME magazines and Field & Stream Magazines in the waiting room.
    Time crawls in a hosptal.
    I never watch medical dramas on TV.

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    Dad update:

    The surgery was successful.

    The cancerous area was a bit larger than expected. As a precaution two surrounding lymph nodes were removed.

    He's resting comfortably, watching his beloved Cubbies.

    Prior to the surgery my Dad questioned whether it was worse to have cancer, or be a Cubs fan? I told him, 'at least there's a chance of curing your cancer '
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    weatherweenie,

    GOOD NEWS!!! Prayed for your Dad and a speedy recovery. Left the Cubs out.
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    Good news WW, Dads a tough fellow!
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    That is good news. Thanks for the update.

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    Great news!

    Here's hoping and praying for a full recovery!

    God Bless
    "Treat your wife with honor, respect, and understanding as you live together so that you can pray effectively as husband and wife." 1 Peter 3:7

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    Excellent!! speedy recovery. My prayers are with you

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    Gave the word to my Doctor this morning-going with permanent radiation seed (titanium irradiated with an isotope)-maybe some hormone treatment. No External High Dose Radiation. Oncologist and Urologist think that's over kill for my condition. Arriving at this decision (roughly 2 months after the diagnosis) took education, a lot of thought, the size of the cancer, my general health, what conditions (post treatment and long-term) I could live with and prayer. 1st week in June is when this procedure is going to take place.
    I want to be in Rome the last week in August.



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