I wanted to start this new post to keep everyone up to date on the trial.
I started taking the drug or placibo and prednisone (10mg) on 12/2/2008.
A gentlemen that is on the trial and that is 3 months ahead of me has seen his PSA drop from 98 to .3. He IS on the drug. He is having only hot flashes as any side effect.
I will wait to make any decisions on future care or a continuation of the trial only when I have completed 2 months.
On 11/13/2009 my PSA was 9.25
On 11/18/2008 my PSA was 10.9
On 12/2/2008 my PSA was 13.78 Started trial drugs.
On 12/11/2008 my PSA was 16.94
I have been off casodex for over 6 weeks, so this may be the reason for the increase.
Right now it doesn't look like I am getting the drug, but I will be patient.
If anyone has any questions, please contact me by e-mail or post here. This trial is for all of us. Drug or placibo someone has to do it. If not me, then who? We are all in this fight together. As I told Tony once, There is no I in team, but there are 2 off them in idiot. Only an idiot goes it alone.
Go speed and love to all.
War Eagle, Baby.
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
PSA 4.56 8/28/2008 no chemo, Zometa and 6 month Eligard shot
PSA 9.25 12/1/2008 start clinical trial
PSA 16.94 12/11/2008
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"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"