A quick update - although I don't know why it should be of interest to anyone. I had my blood draw at 8 AM and went up 4 floors to Nuclear Medicine. I wasn't due here until 9:40, but they took me right away and I've already got my shot of nuclear stuff for the bone scan in 2 hours. The hardest part is going to drink the 4 or 5 8oz glasses of water they want me to have between now and the actual scan.
Just as I can't praise Bill enough as the perfect friend, I can't praise this hospital enough as the perfect hospital. I'm at one of the computers in the waiting room - couldn't be more convenient.
To be continued.
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01 AND REMAINS THERE TO THIS DAY
7/2005-8/2005 5 weeks of IMRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
7/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.
PSA STILL UNDETECTABLE