On Monday I will undergo with 7th chemotherapy treatment for PCa. This marks the half way point as I am participating in a clinical trail (Atrasentan).
So far the results have been 'mixed' at best. Though my PSA went down by 25% after the third treatment, the last two have only remained stable. When we set out, I was hoping the get my PSA as low as possible, perhaps back into the low teens. There is still hope that the remaining treatment will have an impact and the resulting test scores will show more of an impact, but sometimes I grow a little impatient.
Overall chemo has really been a breeze, seriously. With treatment ever three week I usually just miss one day of work. This is a timing issue not because I'm wiped out. Sleep the first night does not exist due to the steroids. After that I have a few days of 'chemo brain' [lack of concentration etc.] and a bit of fatigue by day 4-5. Metallic mouth had been the only real side effect and again, it is bad for the first week or so.
I don;t post here a lot, usually just provide updates via my blog but thought I'd chime on this gorgeous fall day in Kansas City.
I'm off to play disc golf, everyone have a blessed and beautiful day!
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Taxotere + Prednisone + Atrasentan
[6th Treatment on September 22]