Friday, April 12, 2013

5 Years later...

I can't believe its been 5 years since my diagnosis. Time really does fly by. A lot of positive things have happened since my diagnosis but the best thing is my latest PSA test came back >0% which means I have officially survived 5 years and the chances of recurrence have decreased. I have actually been released by my attending urologist back to a normal annual PSA test from my local physician. I am feeling great these days and I am still running, exercising and I am training to participate in my first Ironman 70.3 Relay in May. I am riding the bike leg of the relay and am really looking forward to getting a taste of the Ironman races. I am also signing up a the Goofy Marathon and a Half for January 2014 which is running a Half Marathon on Saturday and a Full Marathon on Sunday. I really love challenges and this is my next step! Hopefully this site continues to give others hope as I will never forget the day I was diagnosed. It was the darkest day of my life, but reflecting over the past 5 years it has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I just regret that it took this life changing event for me to live life without fear and do things I never dreamed I could do or accomplish. God bless you all in whever you are with your journey and always keep the faith! Darren


Darren Ritch said...

Actually my 5 year anniversary is next month, but I just had my 5 year checkup with my Urologist and all is good!

hanna said...

The way I see it, prostate cancer is a slow growing cancer and I think you will survive not only for ten years but much more. Hey Darren, are you taking an supplement like this saw palmetto? Is it an effective one or not? I'm a bit afraid for my husband since he is experiencing some enlargement but the doctor told me not to worry too much and it is a good thing that we've detected it in it's early stage.

Prostate Disease Options said...

It's amazing to see that you went through such a tough patch in your life and still have such a delightful spirit and a knack for life. For my own curiosity, did the doctor ever mentioned the treatment that worked for you? Congrats on your fifth year being cancer free.

Robotic Prostatectomy said...

With appropriate treatment at the early stage and positive outlook, there a big chance to eradicate the disease. Thank you for sharing your encouraging story. I'm sure many will find hope in your story. God bless you always.

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