Larry is tolerating the chemo well--just very tired and loss of hair, but he is experiencing a lot of pain. The oncologist continues to work with the pain meds and I hope he can reach a point of being comfortable. This is a whole new ball game and it is a struggle every day to remain positive. My children and grandson are a great source of continuity for both Larry and I. Larry no longer receives his Zometa, but I guess at this point the Prostate cancer is the least of our worries as the new cancer is so aggressive and causing so many side effects.
Thank you for your support. I will continue to pray for you and your husband and I hope God holds you gently in his hands.
Age of diagnosis--62
2/28/08--PSA 279 DRE--positive/rock hard
Flomax and Casadex started
Biopsy--3/7/08--187cc--Gleason 10--12 of 12 positive--Perineural and LV invasion identified
T4 bone met.--hydroureteronephrosis/right kidney
3/28/08--Lupron Inj. started
4/7/08--Zometa IV started
5/20/08--Tubes placed in kidneys (through back)
5/21/08--diagnosed Neuro Endocrine Prostate carcinoma