Greetings and a War Eagle to all.
I have been off chemo now for 6 weeks. It was not a good experience and left me with some side affects that still are hanging around today. Foot pain and severe joint pain. I am controlling it with the pain meds. The good news is my hair is coming back and I have also lost a little weight. That was the good news. We have great news to report. My blood work is back in from yesterday and my PSA has dropped to 4.56. Down from over 10. Praise be to the Lord.
So this means no clinical trial, but the whole purpose of the trial was to get the PSA down. I am happy. I did get another 6 month Eligard shot yesterday along with Zometa. I am still happy. What a great way to start the holiday weekend.
Blessing to all and a huge WAR EAGLE, baby.
PS: Doting, a special War Eagle to you. Love ya.
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
PSA 10.46 7/17/2008 no chemo
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"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"