Finally got my latest reading from last week's tests: 40.4
Rose as expected, but not as much as I anticipated. Dr. told me before, that in case of having advanced PC after double BCR events, that often the normal thinking about doubling-times dont' really apply, since we are probably dealing with mutiple sites of cancer, that are growing at different speeds.
Will be meeting with him again in December, and see if he wants to maintain our "watch", or start talking about doing something. What "doing nothing", other than watching is accomplishing, is buying me some QOL time, which is greatly reduced because of my chronic pain and fatigue. Yes, its a bit of a gamble, concerning confirmed mets showing up at some point, but its a trade off and gamble I am willing to take. He still isn't interested in treating a particular number or some "line in the sand". He feels that he will treat me as a patient in general, and see how things go. As mentioned in a previous thread, he's moving my appointment times from every 3 months to every 2 months.
I was expecting a number in the low 50s to be honest, so I was pleasant surprised. He's told me before, the other hope, is that it will stop accelerating as fast and begin to crawl up, which would buy me more time.
david in sc