Just to put the record straight this was our journey
Thurs 16th May recalled to docs psa 12.7 fast tracked
Fri 24th May MRI scan
Mon 3rd June urology for results not available
Tues 4th June phone call with results shadow on prostate more then likely cancer
Thurs 6th June Bone scan
Thurs 13th June Trus Biopsy
Weds 26th June consultant on holiday so saw specialist registrar.Told gleason 4+5 =9 T3NoMo
Bone scan negative.informed us been discussed at MDT meeting and was a candidate for all radical treatment options.We were very pleased that surgery was an option has after doing our own research that was the way we would like to go IF offered.we were told A = we would need to see Oncologists to discuss there treatment and
B =we would still need to see the urology consultant has it would be his final decision wether Chris could have surgery.
Left with the way to go was the surgery route .minds made up.
July 10th weds
9am meeting with oncologist offered Hormone treatment Bracatherapy and four and half weeks radiotherapy.
10.10am (same day)meeting with consultant (surgeon)told us he was willing to do the operation BUT then told for the first time would also have to hav after op 3years hormones and six weeks of radiotherapy.The operation would do also an extended pelvic lymph dissection and no nerve sparing so 100% erectile dysfunction , Persisent Lymphadema.This was the first time any of this had been told to us.Also he could not give us a date for the operation "sometime perhaps in September".has a surgeon was leaving in August and no replacement.
We then went back to the oncologist for Chris to do a wee flow test to make sure was fit enough for Bracatherapy.Was asked if we had made a decision we said such alot to take in and needed time to think about it all.
Parting words from the oncologist team DONT FORGET THE,CLOCKS TICKING
after all that information why we agonised over which way to proceed .
All treatments are tailored to the individual patient and,we would have given "our right arm"to have the operation ASAP whip it out job done get on with life.But for us was not that simple.
Both treatments gave Chris 10 years.
I was looking for advice on Chris state of mind and how I could help him through with other peoples experiences.
I hope this has not put anyone off there sandwiches.
We will be fine
This will be my last post.
I wish well to everyone facing a diagnosis of cancer