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Posted 30 Mar 2017 at 19:48

I hope my news today will give hope and encouragement to all those facing an uncertain future especially for those recently diagnosed with PCa.


Two years to almost to the day (01 April, 2015) I was diagnosed with Locally Advanced T3a PCa.


Today, I was told by my Specialist Nurse at my routine 6 monthly appointment, that my PSA remains undetectable and they are very confident that the treatment has been a success, and I can also be confident about being cured. I am now being discharged back to my GP with PSA test going forward at 12  monthly intervals. 


Along with everyone else, I know that we are all unlucky to have this shocking disease. Personally I feel incredibly lucky that I appear to be pulling through this relatively unscathed. I have no continence issues, and now I am able to get very usable erections without any meds!


The psychological impact has been quite cathartic. I now know what is really important to me, I'm far less judgmental and I think it has bizarrely made me a much happier and hopefully better person. 


I'm not leaving this forum, but I do want to thank everyone for their support during this time, you are all amazing!

Edited by member 10 Apr 2017 at 10:55  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 30 Mar 2017 at 19:48

I hope my news today will give hope and encouragement to all those facing an uncertain future especially for those recently diagnosed with PCa.


Two years to almost to the day (01 April, 2015) I was diagnosed with Locally Advanced T3a PCa.


Today, I was told by my Specialist Nurse at my routine 6 monthly appointment, that my PSA remains undetectable and they are very confident that the treatment has been a success, and I can also be confident about being cured. I am now being discharged back to my GP with PSA test going forward at 12  monthly intervals. 


Along with everyone else, I know that we are all unlucky to have this shocking disease. Personally I feel incredibly lucky that I appear to be pulling through this relatively unscathed. I have no continence issues, and now I am able to get very usable erections without any meds!


The psychological impact has been quite cathartic. I now know what is really important to me, I'm far less judgmental and I think it has bizarrely made me a much happier and hopefully better person. 


I'm not leaving this forum, but I do want to thank everyone for their support during this time, you are all amazing!

Edited by member 10 Apr 2017 at 10:55  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 09:31

What a lovely update Pablito and I'm sure it will lift the hearts and spirits of those who are feeling a little bit down today.

Bet of luck for your continued monitoring and cure

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 09:56

I love reading the success stories. All the best to you.
Julie

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User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 09:31

What a lovely update Pablito and I'm sure it will lift the hearts and spirits of those who are feeling a little bit down today.

Bet of luck for your continued monitoring and cure

We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 09:56

I love reading the success stories. All the best to you.
Julie

User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 10:03
Great news,

Best wishes, Arthur
User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 10:20

Pablito, nice, positive and encouraging post.
Congrats on your prostate : ) and thank-you for helping those beginning this journey by telling about your Google news.

Lola

User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 12:26

Simply great Pablo. The dream outcome. And it doesn't happen anywhere near enough I reckon.
Thanks for your support.
Chris


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User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 13:06
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Well done, good to see all is progressing well.

Thanks Chris
User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 19:35


Very good but don't miss further recommeded PSA checks. Unfortunately PCa can and sometimes does rear it's ugly head again, perhaps years later

Barry
User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 19:54
What lovely news. So pleased that things are going so well. Thanks for sharing and giving us a boost.

Kevan
User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 20:47

Thank you all!
@ Barry, I'm on the case, I've told my GP already, that I want a PSA test in September! My cynical side of my brain says they are returning me to me GP a tad early just to reduce the patient lists. I have also been told for me there is a 1:4 chance my PCa will return. I'm realistic but enjoying the moment!

User
Posted 31 Mar 2017 at 22:58
Fantastic news Pablo,
Such a wonderful post.
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User
Posted 01 Apr 2017 at 01:27
Great News, Pablito.

Time to celebrate. All the best for the future.

Take care.

Steve

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