I thought the old post documenting my Chemo treatment was getting stale, so I started a new one!
Well today I had my 12th and final (for now) Chemo treatment.
As alway, beforehand I had blood drawn for PSA and other blood markers then we waited and
hour and forty five minutes for the Doctor.
The blood markers we slightly low in most cases (ANC, Red and White cells etc).
The critical news, my PSA came in higher. After dropping from 39 to 29 three weeks ago
it rose back to 37. The irony is right before the doc pulled it up on the computer I told him
I was feeling better than last time.
Oh well, life goes forward. Next step is we meet in three weeks to finish out the trial and take one more
PSA. He is looking to see if I can start DES without waiting for the trial to officially end.
In the mean time we will begin to look at potential clinical trials and other potential off label treatments.
If you're curious, I fine, Mary is fine this is all part of the roller coaster ride that is PCa.
Tomorrow I turn forty six and in a few days I begin year 5 of my battle. There are many skirmishes ahead in the battle!
Peace be with you all!
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Taxotere + Prednisone + Atrasentan
[12th Treatment on January 26th]