I just found out in late February that I had advanced prostate cancer so I'm still adjusting to the "new reality". I went in February for bone pain in my lower back, hips, legs, shoulders and ribs. The pain was just getting worse and worse. After a CT, bone scan and bone biopsy, they told me I had metastatic prostate cancer. My PSA at the time was 300, but went up to 400 by the time I started treatment. I started Casodex followed a week later by Lupron. My PSA went from 400 to 12 in one month. Then I started Docetaxel the next month based on the successes of the CHAARTED and STAMPEDE trials. My PSA continued to drop and after cycle 1 was .6
I still have a lot of anxiety and fear about what's coming down the road, but I'm also continuing to learn how to live in that only moment of time we are given to live in. I really have excellent quality of life and really appreciate the life I have. That's part of what makes it hard too.
I'm looking forward to being part of this group, giving and receiving the kind of support that can only come from those who have "been there".