After what seemed like rapidly declining medical status in the last month, I lost my beautiful husband this morning. We’d made the decision to move to inpatient hospice yesterday as he continued to decline. At last count his PSA was 2800 and Alk Phos was 916 both numbers up considerably from just a month ago. Other labs too low to make him a candidate for continued treatment. We were in hospice a little over 12 hours. There’s a sense of peace that comes from the end knowing we did everything possible to prolong it. He was a doctor, so he knew at diagnosis he would likely not see 5 years. But he allowed me to be optimistic. He was a husband, a father to 3, a Marine, a doctor, and my best friend, we just celebrated our 28th anniversary on Saturday. He was 53.
Thank you for this site, and all of you who share your stories, your questions and responses. It’s been a tremendous help to me over these last several years. Best of luck to all of you still fighting.