richard update (9/27/2011)

Praying Friends,

This is the update email I got from my mother about my dad. I thought I had posted it a few weeks ago.  But I was just rummaging through my drafts folder and found it, so….

Anyway, here it is,


Thank you all so much for your prayers for Richard.  He is in Stage 4 of Prostate Cancer.  

Richard will receive Trelstar every three months and will continue the bicalutamide.  These are both hormonal treatments which are supposed to arrest the cancer that predominates the prostate and has spread into his lower spine and lungs. In 90% of the cases where this treatment is used, it is effective.  

He will have a PSA test on December 20th, which should answer a lot of questions for us.  This test will show if the PSA has decreased as a result of the hormonal treatments or not.   If it has, that will be absolutely great.   This is the result we are looking for.   If it has not, it could indicate more spreading of the cancer.  In no case is surgery indicated and chemo and radiation are NOT anticipated.  

His life is continuing totally normally.  Hasn’t lost a beat in his activities.  He is convinced, as am I, that God holds the reins to his life. His constitution is strong and his belief in God stronger!

So we continue the waiting game!   So very much appreciate your continued prayers.

Ann Welton


Member, Atlanta Board of Realtors


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