Our journey began on Aug. 30th. Gordy went in for a yearly physical. Because he is 55 years old, a routine PSA blood test was done. On Sept. 5th he got a call from his doctor saying his PSA level was elevated (7.86) so he was referred to a Urologist for further testing. The Urologist quickly confirmed that the prostate was in fact abnormal. He ordered a biopsy for the next week and after four long days of waiting he called with the results (October 5).
Gordy has Prostate cancer. Not just cancer but 'The Most Aggressive Prostate Cancer' with a Gleason score of 10. Unfortunately this is a very exclusive club with only 1% of all cases with this aggressive form of prostate cancer and few at his age.
On Oct. 16th we will meet with his Urologist to get more results and make some big decisions about where we go from here. We also have an appointment at Mayo in Rochester later in the month to try and get more information and a second opinion.
Needless to say we are extremely scared but are confident that we will get through this stronger once he Kicks Cancer’s Ass (as our friend Pammy T. says).
Gordy continues to feel fine with absolutely no symptoms of anything wrong. He plays hockey 2-3 days a week and plans to keep playing as long as he can.