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I have got a bit behind with my work on my site – and apologise, especially to the newbies who have told their stories and are looking for help. No good excuses, but it has been as hot as…..down here Down Under and my heart medications make it difficult for me to cope.

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I have included a link to A GOOD DEATH on THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM The link deals with the process of dying and palliative care – subjects that concern most of us but are rarely talked about

NEW POSTS:

TOLBERT WYATT decided not to have EBRT (External Beam Radiation Therapy) but took the Watchful Waiting route and uses Glutathione Enhancer

CHRIS SHACKLETON chose (Androgen Deprivation Therapy) and EBRT (External Beam Radiation Therapy) and lost his wife

RICK FERRELL chose RALP (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy) but after a detectable PSA 8 weeks after surgery has opted for PBT (Proton Beam Therapy) as salvage therapy [The e-mail address Rick gave bounced for me – if anyone knows his correct address, please let me know]

RICK DANCER newly diagnosed, confused and undecided – leaning towards PBT (Proton Beam Therapy)

FRANK MASON diagnosed in August 2008 with a PSA of over 700 and a GS 8 and chose ADT (Androgen Deprivation Therapy) and EBRT (External Beam Radiation Therapy)

DENNIS DENMICK recently diagnosed and looking at RALP (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy)


UPDATES FROM MEMBERS

DINO BROWN his saga with his urinary problems continues

RICKY B has concluded his brachytherapy but there are some concerns about ‘leaking’ radiation

JACK ROWINSKI after failed RP (Radical Prostatectomy) and EBRT (External Beam Radiation Therapy) his oncologist has suggested he join a trial and he is seeking views on the wisdom of that

RICH LESLIE two years after his RALP (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy) he has undetectable PSA, very little leakage and some interesting sexual activity

ROY WHITE still on his ADT (Androgen Deprivation Therapy) after a diagnosis with a PSA of 7,000 ng/ml and a GS 10 tumour with a rising PSA – now 9.4 ng/ml

DAVID PRICE eight months after his diagnosis he has decided against HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) and is having HDR – (High Dosage Radiation Therapy) and IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) with neo-adjuvant ADT (Androgen Deprivation Therapy)

MICHAEL DRUMMOND chose Brachytherapy and had some problems with shifting seeds, requiring a re-seeding procedure

RICH R three months after RALP (Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy) all’s going well – with a little help from Cialis

JOE H three months into his Active Surveillance choice he and his wife are less concerned

LEROY WILHITE still Watchful Waiting and thinking about Radiation

KARL G two years after RP (Radical Prostatectomy)some slight incontinence and with the help of Levitra little ED

DAVID COLLINS has had a small increase in his PSA while on ADT (Androgen Deprivation Therapy)


All the best

Terry in Australia

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