A few developments have come about since with last spoke. A man named John A. who blogged and posted under a couple of forums when I was diagnosed recently passed away. I found him via David Emerson at "The Big C" which is a blog that this one is linked to. John was always a welcoming soul that helped newcomers like me at the time to keep things under perspective instead of freaking out without all the information that I needed. It is scary enough without having an idea of what you have really found yourself in the middle of. He also managed to keep himself very well informed on clinical trials, the efforts and results of others in their battle. He was a true warrior in this battle and one that will be greatly missed. His last gift was that he blogged the last several days of the rest of his life. So many blogs drop off as the time gets near and rightfully so, but he he gave a picture that so few have ever given of what happens at the end of a prostate cancer battler's life. It can be found at John A's Last Days at http://advancedprostatecancer.net/?p=3135 . I'm sure if you search further, you will find many other tributes to John and his wife. On my medical issues we have chosen to go with more of an supported care as opposed to straight Hospice. The biggest reason why is that if I need a Blood Transfusion, I may not be able to get it in a timely manner. The same goes for blocked Nephrostomy Tubes at my Kidneys. If those things can't happen when they need to because they have become treatment issues instead of quality of life issues, my quality of life could dwindle rapidly since my life could come to an end very quickly. It may not have become such a black and white issue, but the decision had to be made once on the transfusion and twice on the Nephrostomy Tubes. We were being told we may be pushing our luck a little. So I think this will help that situation. Doesn't change much else. Well, it's late and I'm tired so I will talk to you soon. All my best.