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Old 12-15-2010, 06:52 PM   #61
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Uh oh...this is the second prescription you've written me...
You say that as if it's a bad thing
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What kind of prescription would apply for this situation?
This might work Nords.

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Old 12-15-2010, 07:23 PM   #63
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Advancing age... declining sex life... prostate cancer... mere correlations or causations?

How would we test this hypothesis? (I ain't volunteering for the "null case".) What kind of prescription would apply for this situation?
Viagra.
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Sorry to hear about your DH, bbbamI. I wish you and DH well.
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Well, I just took WS's advice....


I don't have any Baileys, but I did use a hint of JD...for medicinal purposes, don't ya know?

More JD, less Cheerios...

Many good replies, to which I can only add my support. You guys can whup this, no problem.
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We'll learn more about treatment options next week. They caught it early and the doctor is very optimistic. Right now I'm numb.

Any advice or words of encouragement will be appreciated.
bbb,

Saw this online and thought it might provide some useful info:

"In what a leading doctor hails as a new era of prostate cancer treatment, a Detroit-area man is the first in the world to undergo single-dose radiation for prostate cancer that temporarily implants a higher dose of radiation with the promise of fewer side effects."
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I was not online yesterday, so I didn't see this thread until now.

Early detection is paramount to treatment success. Keep reminding yourself and DH of that.
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I had a discussion with my radiation oncologist about "seeding" radioactive pellets as treatment for prostate cancer. He was pretty enthusiastic, not that I have prostate cancer, but he just wanted to tell me that if I did develop it, it couldn't be treated with radiation, since I already had radiation in that area for rectal cancer. (My oncologist is a bit of a card.) This issue of whether prostate cancer is so slow growing that it needn't be treated, or shouldn't be treated, is one that I haven't gotten my head around, yet.
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Very sorry to hear that, BBB! What a shock it is, huh?

I know that it will turn out fine. My good friend the bass player in my trio is going through that right now. One of the toughest things is making decisions about all the different treatment options.

He's doing radiation (plus hormone treatment); he goes in every weekday, and he's about half done now. He has to have a full bladder so that they can use the reservoir of pee to aim the beams. So the hardest part is timing the fluid intake.

He has experienced no tiredness or other side-effects of the treatment, and hasn't missed any rehearsals or gigs.

Use this as excuse to treat yourselves to special things, and appreciate one another even more than usual. I'll be thinking of you.
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One thing I recently learned is that the age of the patient is a determining factor for radiation treatment (seeds). Not sure if that is a universal recommendation.
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Some dreams do come true for good, brave Texan wives. Itīs a 600 gram box. It should last for a couple of days. Well maybe not that long
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Wow, I'm just now seeing this thread. Very sorry bbbam. I'm sure it has to be a shock to both of you, but it's very curable when found early. Looks good based what you said. Best of luck to both of you.

BTW, what prompted the biopsy? The psa test, manual exam or both?
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Wow, I'm just now seeing this thread. Very sorry bbbam. I'm sure it has to be a shock to both of you, but it's very curable when found early. Looks good based what you said. Best of luck to both of you.

BTW, what prompted the biopsy? The psa test, manual exam or both?
Thanks Dawg...

The PSA prompted the biopsy. The PCP did not feel an enlarged prostate through the manual exam.

His PSA has always been fine until a couple of years ago. During his yearly physical, his PSA was a 2..up a little bit from his test the year before. So his PCP had him check with an urologist. The urologist wasn't concerned...just told him to have it checked six months later. When DH did, the PSA had gone down a little bit.

This year it was a 4. Once again his PCP had him see the urologist (the same one he saw before). This time a biopsy was recommended. During the prostate sonogram and biopsy, the urologist could see the prostate was enlarged.

DH had no symptoms whatsoever.
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Ok...here goes...I have to say this. Please guys; get checked on a routine basis.

Don't let the cancer get out of hand. It's hard enough to deal with even when it's caught early.
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Ok...here goes...I have to say this. Please guys; get checked on a routine basis.

Don't let the cancer get out of hand. It's hard enough to deal with even when it's caught early.
Don't worry, it's one of our favorite things to do.
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This is where I draw the line at asking for a second opinion. No "Siskel & Ebert" exam for me, thank you very much...
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