Thank you for your info. I prev had 2 hemorrhoidectomies, and 1 fistulectomy many years ago. I wonder if the hyperbaric treatment would have helped the fistula. And, are you saying that the oxygen promotes hair growth? Wow! I'm getting more hair on my legs - my bald pate hasn't done much that I can see. Anyway, sigmoid exam tomorrow - Thurs 9/10/2009 my wife's and my wedding anniversary. How sweet huh? Hope to find out just what my condition is inside. Finished my 7th chamber treatment today - only 13 or 33 or more to go. I'm claustrophobic - maybe I'll get used to it by the time I'm done.
Gene in Md
Hopeful in MD
Dx Dec 07. PSA 8.4. DRE confirmed tumor. Three of six biopsies positive. Gleason: 6 (3+3).
Seed implants Iodine 125 Jan 08.
PSA's 3.9, 1.7 after implants.
Rising PSA's: 2.3, 3.4, 3.9, indicating seed therapy not working.
April 09 began hormone injection therapy with Lupron 30 MG ea. 4 mos. Side effects - hot flashes, about 1 an hour, initial severe fatigue. Gone as of mid-July.
Jun 09 - Oncologist DRE negative for nodules - hooray!!!
Aug 09 - PSA 0.5!!! Lupron is working!
Aug. 21 - 2nd Lupron shot. Flu-like symptoms.
Aug. 31 - hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments for rectal bleeding. At least 20, possibly 40 or even 80! Hope for improvement long before that.