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Brachytherapy going forward

Posted 16 Aug 2021 at 16:13

Fantastic result.


Posted 16 Aug 2021 at 17:28

Brilliant result John. 


Posted 16 Aug 2021 at 21:27

That's brilliant, almost unbelievably low for someone who still has a prostate, but I do know someone else who had brachy, and now has prostatectomy levels of PSA many years later in spite of still having a prostate.

Posted 16 Aug 2021 at 22:29

Great result John.

Ange x

Posted 17 Aug 2021 at 08:25
Brilliant news for you John. How is your wife - fully recovered?

I hope Chigwell will pop in and give an update on how he is doing as well.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

Posted 17 Aug 2021 at 11:00

Great news 'John the Print', fantastic PSA numbers ,a truly amazing success story and an inspiration for all those early diagnosed who are considering LDR Brachytherapy treatment.                                                                            Thank you Lyn for your enquiry to my PCa current position. I am very happy to tell you all that my most recent PSA Blood Test romped in at 2.9! Yes romped in at 2.9 where it has been hovering for the past 2 years . Since my LDR Brachytherapy procedure in October 2010 my PSA has never dipped below what to me would have been a magical number of -1 but alas that was never to be.  My Consultant Professor comforts me and always reminds me that I still have an intact Prostate and adds that he has never never heard of a patient needing further treatment having reached the 10 years post treatment point.                                                                                         I would like to add for the benefit of newcomers, especially those still deliberating a treatment path, that I am now 77 years old and have played four full rounds of Golf carrying my Golf Clubs, in the last 8 days and on those days that I am not Golfing I ride my Mountain Bike for an hour each time. I am not claiming 'Superman' status but just trying to inspire other men as to how active a man can be after undergoing LDR Brachytherapy. I am one lucky b****** and did the right thing by insisting on regular PSA Blood Tests from 2005 which was four years prior to being diagnosed.

It has just stopped raining here in Chigwell so as they say "on yer bike" well in my case " on me bike" . Best wishes to all and once again "Well done" to John.


Michael aka Chigwell2010.                     

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Posted 17 Aug 2021 at 14:06

Hi Lyn,

Thanks for your comments it is looking good so far even if i cheated at the hospital getting a PSA blood test but we have lost trust with our surgery at the moment not so much over my case but Pat was let down by a locom doctor over a sist on her neck that we ended up going to A&E with to get treatment but it is a long story but a lot better after checkup at hospital.

Pat is a year on from her hip replacement and very lucky to get it done so soon after the covid problems ,She is getting about a lot better and we are hoping to stay away from hospitals for a while as it seems we have had a season ticket at the Lister for the last three years with her Mother and both of us.

As you said our mate Chigwell/Michael would soon be calling in,Well done Michael with your steady results long may it last, so maybe our experiences may help others making a decision to go with Brachytherpy if their numbers are suitable. 

Also a big thanks to Dave64, idol 4,Andy62, and Spaniel, for you comments XX

You have all been a great comfort in strange times and very much like an extended family XX

John & Pat.


Posted 18 Aug 2021 at 16:23
Hi John ....great result ... so pleased that your PSA is remaining so low

I guess I was one of the few unlucky ones with LDR Brachytherapy!

I have another appointment with the Oncologist next week so will update every one then

Regards Tom and Colette

Posted 18 Aug 2021 at 18:16

Hi Tom,

Nice to hear from you again and still fighting on lets hope your next Oncology meeting can give you a better idea and maybe more treatment options to look at, the numbers are telling me i maybe winning but with this problem we all share we are only one blood test away from a change. I will continue to flush my prostate with wine and raise a glass to a positive result at your next meeting,Take care my friend and keep us up with your results.

Good Luck John.

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