Ok, just to keep you all informed. You may recall that I was on two very strong medications (Lupron and Casodex). The SE are no fun, but I am doing better than many on this regimen. Unfortunately, all of a sudden my liver enzymes shot through the roof. My Ca. Doctor, Dr. Lam, called and said to immediately stop the Casodex (one of the medications and the suspected culprit). He also had me start milk thistle, a supplement that is good for an angry liver. Coincidentally, I had my appointment with him a week later. At that time, the enzymes were greatly improved. One was back to normal and the other was slightly elevated. So, it was looking like he found the culprit, but I had to have a full liver panel (more complete) in mid-September to make sure (on a scarier note, it is possible for the PC to spread to the liver).
The vampires did their thing on Friday and I was expecting to pick up the results tomorrow. But Cheryl(my wife) called me today at work and said the doctor’s office called. Apparently, I am not normal, BUT ALL THE LIVER TESTS WERE.
In 6 weeks, I have to do the major battery of tests, including the PSA, which is the PC marker. However, Dr. Lam said to stay on the supplement and I can restart the other drug (Casodex) in 3 weeks. We will see if the supplement can keep the liver in check. This is all very good news, as we know the PC really reacted very well to the two drug combination.
PSA-- 11/09--4.19 .Biop.11/30/09.G 4+3.RP: 1/26/10. G 4+3. PNI,EPE, Margin, No SVI..100% cont. by 3/10. PSA: 3/10/10-0.01; 6/21/10--0.02. ,3/1/11--0.27. SRT May '11, PSA 7/11/11-0.60; 8/11/11-0.75; PSADT-3 mos.; PSA 17.55 3/13 so started Lupron/Casodex. PSA 0.57 0n 4/20/13; 0.07 on 5/30/13. 0.03 on 7/26/13