Posted 10/14/2010 10:42 PM (GMT -6)
I am due for another Lupron shot and a blood test on Monday. Feeling anxious, as usual before the test. HW has always been a place to come with good or bad news and air your feelings. I feel now is as good time as any to count my blessings and to share some of my news.
We recently bought a new house. It is near water, brand new construction and darn expensive. It is a bit of a leap of faith as I do not have full time job (contracting at the moment) and my PCs status remains uncertain. But in the meanwhile we are enjoying the new digs. I also sold my old house within three days of putting it on the market. Who says houses don't sell?
about a month ago we celebrated my grandson's first birthday. He is a great baby an I enjoy spending time with him. We see him at least once a week.
My HT treatment gives me very little trouble. Other than hot flushed no other unpleasant SE. I don't get fatigued, no breast growth, very little weight gain. I am very lucky.
Finally, it looks like the company I am contracting for wants to hire me full time. I have an interview on Thursday that should decide it. I am hopefull.
So, what's a little anxiety once in a while compared to all the great things in my life? Yet I am losing sleep over it. Go figure.
Wishing all a good night,
Father died from poorly differentiated PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE
5 biopsies over 4 years negative while PSA going from 3.8 to 28
Dx Nov 2007, age 46, PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8
Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke - 6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere + Avastin)
PSA prior to treatment 1/8/2008 is 33.90, bounced on 1/31/2008 to 38.20, and down at the end of the treatment (4/24/2008) to 20.60
RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008, Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, T3a N0MX, focal extraprostatic extension, two small positive margins
PSA undetectable for 8 months, then 2/6/2009 0.10, 4/26/2009 0.17, 5/22/2009 0.20, 6/11/2009 0.27
ADT (ongoing, duration TBD): Lupron started 6/22/2009
Salvage IMRT to prostate bed and pelvis - 72gy over 40 treatments finished 10/21/2009
PSA 6/25/2009 0.1, T=516, 7/23/2009 <0.05, T<10, 10/21/2009 <0.05, T<10