Welcome to Bill "Doc" Byrd's Personal Page
One in seven Fathers, Husbands, Partner, Son, Brothers, and Friends will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, including 13,210 men in TX this year alone.
I am one of those seven; a Father, Husband, Partner, Son, Brother and Friend, it is just to Many! 20 May 2011, the day before my Wife's birthday, I was told that I have prostate cancer. I gave a day to be upset about it. Then I decided to begin the fight. Change my life. Change some of my habits, Lose weight and get in better shape. 26 July 2011, I began my treatment. 133 radioactive iodine-125 seeds were placed in my prostate. Anywhere from 40 to 100 seeds are commonly implanted. I had a tad more!
The next 5 to 6 months were, to say the least, uncomfortable. Radiation really started peaking in Oct thru Nov. I continued to workout and run, even during the really bad days. Hell, I even did my first run during the peak, Combat Medic 10K Run - 28 Oct 11.
26 July 2018, marked 7 years. I have my appointment 09 August. If all goes GREAT, I should be declared Cancer Free! Yes, because of being so young for a prostate cancer patient, I will have to be vigilent for the remainder of my life. I also have some permeant radiation damage, but not as bad as it could be. Some meds forever, but I am ALIVE! And Life is Good!
Mine was caught early and I feel fortunate, lucky, and most of all BLESSED. I am a SURVIVOR!
I'm participating in the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk because I want to put an end to prostate cancer and I am asking for 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.
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. Please help! Please support! Thank you everyone, for all the support and just being there at times. Love to you all!
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