Posted 10/24/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)
As a gout sufferer I have done some research on how to "alkalinize" the body. I tried this myself for awhile but just could not keep it up and I do not get attacks too often. The remedy was to take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 10 ounces of water before each meal. Tastes like salty water and I do not know if there is any science behind this. Try a web search for gout and you will find other resources that talk about reducing the bodies acidity.
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09