Here's my story. I am Mexican-American and just turned 47 this past July. I went to my doctor for my annual physical (7/29) and all my normal bloodwork and exams went well. For whatever reason, my doctor also ordered a PSA blood test for me. My first reading came in at 2.89. My doctor had me re-take the PSA test and it came in at 3.24. She put me on antibitoics (Ciprofloxacin) for 10 days and my third PSA test came in at 3.06. I am not aware of any prostate issues with my family. My dad and brother are alive and have never mentioned any prostate issues with me. I have been very worried since my doctor told me about the first elevated PSA test. I was scheduled for a biopsy this afternoon (8/16) but my doctor had to cancel his afternoon appointments for a surgery emergency. It has been rescheduled for next Fri, 8/24. A few days ago my lower back started to hurt and my anxiety has risen since I have read that this is one of the symptoms of advanced prostate cancer and that the antibiotics did not reduce my PSA level. I can't believe I have to wait another week to see if I have cancer or not. My biggest fear is that I have had prostate cancer for a number of years with no symptoms and now it has advanced with no cure and starting to feel the symptoms. I'm married with two boys and I am scared of leaving them so soon. Any advice or phone numbers that I can call for peer advice would be appreciated.
Steve, I agree with Pastor Jerry about prayer being very powerful. My oldest son was involved in a very bad car accident a few months back and we almost lost him. We had allot of people praying for him and thankfully he is still with us and improving every day. My prayers go to your dad and your family in this rough time.
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