Do any of you ever do this?
I always use our local hospital lab for the blood draw. They usually have the results the next day. I can go into the Medical Records office, pay a buck, and get the results. I usually go the second day, just to make sure.
I gave blood Friday, so for sure it's there today. I was going to get it late this afternoon. I do have a meeting at work that will end about 4:30, but it could be longer, meaning that I might not have time to get the results today. I'll have plenty of time to do it tomorrow as I'll be done well before 3:00PM. So...I guess I'll wait until tomorrow.
Why? Because as my numbers go up, I find each result to be like another kick in the gut (except a few times the result declined a bit, which was a pleasant surprise).
Anyway, if it goes up, we will probably still due a confirmatory one at the end of December (although it is exceedingly obvious that the overall PSA trend is significantly up). I just don't want to deal more with it this month. December is a busy month and the children and grandchildren will be visiting at the end of the month, through January 4th or so.
Once it is confirmed, it will be scans time followed by the start of HT (Casodex for about 10 days and then the addition of Lupron).
Mel (procrastinating a bit)