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Forever young

Pokeragain
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In 1996 I had a blood test that showed a PSA of 8. Unfortunately my doctor said, Get a biopsy in six months. The biopsy was negative. 2 years later my PSA went from 8 to 13.5. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. A second biopsy showed 2 large tumors in my prostate. My new doctor immediately administered radiation seeding and 30 days of beam radiation. I was cancer free for 5 years when my PSA started to rise. I was put on Lupron and had normal PSA for another 5 years when the Lupron stopped working. I opted for testicular surgery. Had normal PSA for another 5 years when my PSA elevated to 43. I was given 9 treatments of chemotherapy. I was very fortunate to have minimal side effects, (fingernails turned black). Psa returned to normal for 2 months. I am now on enzalutimide and my PSA is normal, 0.13. I am now 75 years young, doing my GIGong and Tai Chi. Running and lifting weights every day. Fishing, hunting, hiking and looking and feeling 40. Going on a 10 day cruise to Alaska with my daughter in a couple of months.. Don't know how much longer I have but I'm enjoying whatever the rest of my life gives me. Every day is a gift. Thank God and God bless the Veterans hospital for keeping me alive.

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Very encouraging to read your story. Love your attitude. God bless you.

Erika🙏🖒

Right on, right on, right on!

And guaranteed GOD has been the best treatment over those 20 years.

Nalakrats

Thanks, you give me hope.

Kevin

Very encouraging. Thank you for sharing.

Wonderful to see another gent beating the odds!

Great News!!!

I'm with you, I'd like to poke her again and again and again.

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Sunday 03/25/2018 12:11 PM EDT

Pokeragain
Pokeragain in reply to j-o-h-n

I still play poker but my poking days are over.

j-o-h-n
j-o-h-n in reply to Pokeragain

Too bad.... Well I play solitaire, with a good hand you don't need a partner. LOL

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Monday 03/26/2018 5:32 PM EDT

Pokeragain
Pokeragain in reply to j-o-h-n

That's funny. Original. Keep smiling.

j-o-h-n
j-o-h-n in reply to Pokeragain

I try I try... you keep smiling too... laughter is the best medicine.

Good Luck and Good Health.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 03/27/2018 4:43 PM EDT

God has given me 20 years like yourself, and I believe, I can get another 5 to 10 years Of life. Enjoy life, and I don't sweat the small stuff. In another 5 years let us compare notes.

God Bless,

Rich

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