Well in about
an hour I am off to see my Onco armed with the results of my recent C11 Acetate scan. For those that did not see my postings from the trip to UCLA, here is a short recap.
My PSA has been going up since my completion of ART, Jan 2010. Current test was 82.5. Scans done at MDA Orlando found 2 lymph nodes and monitored changes for the last year. I contacted UCLA and went out there to have them both zapped using SBRT.
As one of the few places in the country to offer the C11 Acetate scan we felt it was a good idea to have the scan prior to SBRT.
Result was they found other nodes involved that formed an area to wide to radiate without the risk of QoL affecting sides effects.
I gave copies of all of the reports and discs from the scan to my Onco 2 weeks ago to prepare for our meeting today.
Seems like the only option at this point is some form of HT. I have to admit to a little trepidation about
this meeting. For years now I have read the threads about
HT here and followed the journeys of many and their issues with side effects.
My journey through surgery and radiation was without side effects and life is good. The unknown world of HT probably scares me more than the word cancer.
I truly hope that my positive attitude (Every Day is A Bonus), my zest for life, my somewhat healthy lifestyle of eating and exercise and my roll with the punches mentality will see me through this phase.
I am truly blessed in one respect though. My wife of almost 3 months is experienced with HT. Her late husband dealt with Pca for 12 years with only HT as a treatment option. We have even given a name to the alter ego that may accompany HT.
I will be known as Sonya instead of Sonny. She said that friendly reminders of my attitude changes may come from time to time, when she says to me, "Alright now Sonya, back up, take a breath and think about
what you are saying here."
Well I guess this post turned into a nervous little trip now didn't it? Not even on the drugs yet and I am already losing it.
See you guys after the meeting.
Post Edited (Sonny3) : 12/20/2013 2:41:00 PM (GMT-7)