Posted 7/21/2008 6:16 AM (GMT -7)
Hello to all. I'm back fro the dark valley that round number 6 of chemo had me in. The sun feels great. Round 6 was by far the worse as side effects go. It took over 2 weeks to get over them this time. But, what is the old saying.........."no pain,no gain". We had the pain and now we have the gain. My PSA dropped, yes dropped, from 13.65 down to 10.46. Praise be to God. He is blessing me and will continue to pour His blessings on me. If you feel led to prayer, you can pray for me. I'll even take well wishes or good thoughts.
The side effects seem to increase with every round. So after a short discussion with my friend and doctor, we are taking the next 6 weeks off from chemo and prednisone. We need to get stronger before we head into the next phase of treatment. The next phase will either be more chemo or the clinical trial. We will make that choice at the end of August. Dr. Windsor gave me a Rx to go to the beach and have some fun. Fun it shall be.
On Saturday I watched to movie "Facing the giants". Go rent this movie. I had seen parts of it before but never the whole thing. What a great message for everyone about life. We all are facing our giants here at HW. We can beat them. We will beat them. I have faced my giant, I know him, and I will beat him. I had made a big mistake in my battle. I have been praying to get more time. What a mistake. Now I pray for healing. If you are a farmer and you need rain, don't just ask for rain. Go out and prepare your fields, it's going to rain. I am preparing my fields and getting ready for a huge harvest.
Love and peace to all. A huge War Eagle to all.
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
PSA 12.98 6/5/2008 round five chemo
PSA 13.63 6/26/2008 round six chemo
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"