I am 54 today…. It’s Sunday morning and watching tennis on TV and drinking some coffee. I am playing tennis at 0700am today with my buddy Jeff. I AM going to beat him today!My daughter is singing at church today and my parents are coming to watch and we’re all going to a b-day lunch after the first service as my daughter has to again sing at 5pm.
I am really needing my left hip finally replaced. It’s just amazing how much you need your hip -especially in tennis! It’s nice to get all these “Happy Birthday” wishes from my Facebook and Linked In friends.
Most important of all, is how Blessed and thankful I am for Jesus Christ, my LORD and SAVIOR. I am a sinner and because he cared for me and went to the cross to shed his blood for me, I AM SO GRATEFUL. By his GRACE, I am forgiven. With my first PSA results, to the actual even finding out about the PC to begin with, to the Dr. Porter surgery, everything was a miracle for me and a chance for me to share my faith.
Well it is hard to believe it’s been 8 weeks. Wow…………. time flies right by! I am doing pretty darn good. My only issue is my frequent urination. I swear that I am getting up at least 2 times a night and having to urinate 10-15 times a day, even if it’s just a few drops. I am not sure why? I am hoping that this too is a passing situation and part of the recovery process.
Tomorrow I will be 54 years of age. I am a Prostate Cancer Survivor and so fortunate to be here to write about it. Again, there’s no other way to explain the finding/removal and first PSA test revealing that the Gleason 9 was eliminated. There is a GOD and Jesus Christ is the ONLY reason for my miracles.
M results just arrived in the mail.
It was a PSA, Ultrasensitive W/O Serial (whatever that means!)
Results of test = <0.015 ng/mL
From what I ready, it should be below 0.200 mg/mL
I sent my results to my doctor on Friday... as well as today in an email.
Hopefully, I am off to a good start of heading to undetectable.
PRAISE THE LORD!!! I Just had a forum member reply to my posting about this:
Congratulations ! You are off to a great start ! Yes, the < prefix denotes the reading was less than the test can detect..In other words, undetectable...it's party time !
Age now 74 . Diagnosed G-9 6/2010
RALP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT. 2-15-'11 PSA <0.1 10/'11, <0.1 2/12, <0.1, 4/12 <0.1, 9/12, 0.8 3/13, 0.5 6/13, 1.1, back on HT. 5/16 stay the course, Lupron, Zytiga, PSA <0.1 10/16 no change <0.1