Welcome to Dan's Personal Page - Let's beat pC!!!
One in seven fathers, sons, husbands, brothers and friends will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, including 4,820 men in VA this year alone.
I'm participating in the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk because I want to put an end to prostate cancer and I need your support. Please support me by making a tax-deductible contribution today!
Your support provides much needed funds for research, education and awareness, and patient assistance for prostate cancer patients in our local community.
After recently going through the diagnosis, studying all the options available for treatment, I felt that I had to do something to help eradicate this disease. As I cross the finish line of the upcoming ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, you’ll feel proud knowing you helped save lives and keep families together.
Thank you for considering a donation to help!
My calendar of events:
5 April 2016 - my PCP recommended a visit to my Urologist based on a rapid rise in PSA level over 18 months
5 May 2016 - Biopsy confirmed presence of Prostate Cancer
31 May 2016 - Bone Scan and CT Scan indicated NO Metastasis
Considered Radical Prostatectomy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy with External Body Radiation Therapy
21 June 2016 - Made final decision to go with Radical Prostatectomy performed Laparoscopic by Da Vinci robot at DePaul Medical Center
Scheduled the surgery for 27 July 2016, so that I could get my lake vacation before the surgery and have enough time to recover so that I wouldn't have to miss the opening football game at ODU (GO MONARCHS!!!)
27 July 2016 - Checked in at DePaul Medical Center - Surgery complete
28 July 2016 - Checked out of DePaul Medical Center
8 August 2016 - Back to work on a limited schedule
29 August 2016 - Back to work full time
4 September 2016 - ODU won!
7 September 2016 - PSA level is negligible!
12 December 2016 - PSA level is negligible!
23 March 2017 - PSA level is negligible.
13 September 2017 - PSA snuck up to 0.1
Next visit - 15 November 2017.
There's a lot more to do. If PSA continues to rise, I may need Radiation Therapy. I'm still feeling positive about the prospects of being able to say "I'm CURED!"
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