Well done Dave, thanks for bringing this to our attention. That's a great profile write up. If you don't mind I've copied an extract of the profile below as writing all that way back in 2008 seems great to me. Let's hope there is more in the doctor's bag. All the best, Peter
'keyhole surgery is not appropriate, he wants to open me up and take several lymph nodes for examination. If they are 100% free of cancer, then I have a chance of RT. But he emphasised that at gleason 9 this would have to be full blast maximum dose RT, with maximum side effects and a further 3 years of HT. Always assuming I live that long, because if I have cancer in the nodes he is suggesting that I have 3-5 years tops!
14-03-08 What a week. On Monday they phoned and said I was to go in on Saturday for my lymph node operation. On Wednesday I failed the pre-op my blood sugar was too high. Friday I saw my GP who said it might be diabetes, but that it might be 'something else' causing my kidneys to malfunction?
28/03/08 - Some GOOD NEWS at last! My diabetes is only borderline 8.8 (Not 16 like it was when tested at the Pre Op) So coming off the Jane Plant reliance on Rice Pasta and Potatoes seems to have worked. I am scheduled for another pre-op assessment and lymph node disection next week.
03/04/08 - hospital for PLND Op out on 5th.
09/04/08 - Great news today, my PLND results show lymph nodes clear which make me a candidate for RT on a 'curative; basis. After so many months of wondering, the 3-5 year prognoisis is suddenly 10, 15 or even more. I feel a little ashamed, so many of you who are equally deserving don't get this chance, so am resolved to do something worthwhile, some sort of voluntary work with my extra lease of life to help others less fortunate.
16-04-08 I saw my Oncologist today. Not all good news, they are to give me RT 55g in 20 sessions of 2.75 He reckons that, combined with another 3 years on Zoladex will give me a 55%-60% chance of a complete cure. So I am a long way from being out of the woods yet.'
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