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The Battle

October 23 of 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer. I had a count of 1500 for my PSA. I chose to do 6 rounds of chemo. Lupron shots and Exgeva shots. March 5th I learned my PSA was .80. The bone cancer was left as unchanged and stopped.

Now I have the chance to get my life back. I will continue the shots for the remainder of my life here on Earth. But as of now. I take it day by day. One foot in front of the other.

And always remember.
“Everyday is a Holiday”

Oh yeah. And I was diagnosed at the age of 44.
Paul Upperman

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  • Richard Faust moderator
    7 months ago

    Thanks for sharing your story Paul. Stage 4 at age 44 is a tough hand to be dealt, but that positive attitude makes a difference. That, plus getting that PSA down to .80. If you don’t mind my asking, how did you get diagnosed? Know that this community is here for you and feel free to keep us posted on how you are doing. Best, Richard ( Team)

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