Well, my first big day after IG/IMRT is Tuesday, that's when I get my first PSA since completing radiation treatment.
So far my health has been just OK. The side effects with peppers is under control and my flow control is fine. I do need to come off the Hytrin and have cut back to just two a week. I just don’t know about
stopping it all together. I talked with my RO Tuesday and he said “just stop taking the Hytrin”. I asked what about
blood pressure and stopping Hytrin and he didn’t know the answer, as to if Hytrin would change or if it does control BP in any way. I found out that it does and is also used as a BP med. I have started to check my BP and have notices that since I have started taken only two pills a week my BP has gone up to 136/87 avg... I have been having headaches and will be seeing neurosurgery in June about
the skull hot spot and if a biopsy is needed. My oncologist was going to go with just doing bone scans every six months but without a diagnosis my insurance might not pay, don't you just love HMO’s. Also, I did had a great time at the “Week end of Hope” which was very emotional, I used a lot of Kleenex at the closing, it was a good thing that I meet up with some coupes for my “Man to Man’ group that help me by checking how I was doing throughout the weekend. I’m looking forward to going back next year and hope to meet some fine folks from HealingWell.
Jim, 54,~Jim-N1BRP. My Journey
Diagnosed: 12Nov. '07, Age 54
Treatment Started : 31 Jan 08
Completed 31 Mar 08
42 treatments 1.8 Gy M-F for a total of 75.6 Gy.
Prostate Biopsy: 18Sept '06, - 10 sample all negative, Prostate size 36.3 cc
Prostate Biopsy : 12Nov '07, Biopsy - 14 sample 2 positive, one Gleason 6 at 5 %,
other Gleason 6 at 15%- Stage T1C -Prostate size 40.2 cc
Bone Scan: 12Dec '07, - Hot Spot on Brain
Family history: Father and two uncles die from PCa
Other: GERD, 30% Carotid artery blockage, Kidney Cyst, Asthma
Meds, Hytrin, BusPIRone, Trazodone, Tramadol HCl, Omeprazole, Plavix, Albuterol, Multi Vitamin Mens
1.2 Oct 05
3.61 Jul 06
2.6 Sept 06 19%
2.6 Apr 07 3% Oh NO