Posted 5/16/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -6)
Good morning to all my brothers and sisters. I wish, hope, and pray that your lives are great and recovery is just around the corner.
We got our new numbers in this morning. Not as good as we had hoped for. PSA did drop from 10.86 down to 10.4. The oncologist is showing some concern that it is not dropping faster, so next month, June 5th, we increase the dosage of Taxetere. I am currently at 165/250 Ng2. I have researched this dosage and still can't make heads nor tails out of it. Math was not my best subject nor is reading medical proceedures. He stated that it already was a high dosage, but we are "movin' on up". My BP is elevated, but we are watching it. I'm going to make some life changes to help bring it down. Remove stress and a better diet. Cedar, I'm working on the five colors every day. Is one of those brown, for chocolate? All other blood work is great.
The War Eagle spirit is still very high. All of this is part of HIS plan. I have no problem with that. I have been blessed so much over the course of the last three years that I can't find anything to complain about.
Keep the faith, spread the word, and enjoy every minute.
War Eagle, baby
Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/12
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo
PSA 10.86 4/24/2008 round three chemo
PSA 10.4 5/15/2008 round four chemo - increase dosage next month
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"