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One more thought, I live in a community where most folks are on Medicare and I know 3 neighbors that are PCa survivors. All three had radical prostatectomies (two open, one robotic). One is "OK" (complete ED of course). Of the other, one is in BCF but holding out on ADT, the other is Stage 4 CR Metastatic PCa and has just finished chemo-he tells me some days he can't get out of bed. Surgery has its risks too.
Just for the record I was treated in 2009.So we were talking about a three year period not 12 years.
You can rerun the numbers if you wish.
The point is I was one of the precious few whose PBRT was unsuccessful.
G'day Don and it has been quite a while since we last had a chat. I do think of you every now and then and check your blogspot to see what is happening with you. Sad to read of your current dilemma re treatment options. Still you know the drill only to well, so no unexpected surprises on the horizon. I think we have both have had interesting journeys over the last decade or so and I fondly remember the discourse all of us (RIP Terry) used to have on here in the old days. My best wishes to you Don.
Cheerio John Bonneville
p.s. My PCa has still not progressed, albeit eleven years plus post treatment. Might get to better Terry's innings yet!
Just now saw your note otherwise I would have responded much sooner. I've often wondered how you are doing.
Good to learn there has been no progression in your PCa. That's about as good as it gets these days.
What a pleasant surprise to hear from you. I miss your contribution to the YANA cause.
Best wishes Don O.