I just walked into the house from my Month 2 on the Lupron/TAK700 clinical trial visit with my Onco. And just before I pulled into the drive the trial coordinator called to tell me my PSA was 9.7
Beginning PSA was 92.5 and at the end of month one it was 20.8.
So my wife and I are doing happy dances and a weekend celebration is in the planning.
For those that may one day follow with the use of these drugs, I can report the following from two months on the drugs:
I have not gained any weight and in fact am down about
6-8 pounds. Lots of exercise getting ready for GFMPH and just living life fully is the contributor I think.
I have not had any daytime Hot Flashes and have experienced only a few night feelings of warmth.
I have had issues with sleeping. I have many dreams throughout the night and awakenings. It seems as though I spend the entire night in the REM state. But I saw my Internist this week and am trying some new med to take care of that.
I am getting up to pee most nights about
2 to 3 times.
I think the noticing of the urge and the night time warmth may be because I wake up and am therefore cognizant of the feelings. I do not think for the most part that these things wake me from sleep.
As of yesterday, I still have a strong libido and full functionality. Nough said there, you get it I am sure.
And now I am stepping away from the computer for a while unless there are new developments. For years I have said to those in angst over Pca, to give it the due diligence it deserves when it is required and the rest of the time put it on the back burner and go live life.
For the last two months I have failed to heed my own advice. I come to HW many times throughout the day and read everything that has the slightest hint of dealing with HT. I seem to be waiting for the other shoe to fall and question everything I may feel or experience.
So my next appointment is May 19th to see my Onco and get shot 2 of Lupron. I will report my updates then.
Until then I will be out in the boat, traveling in the RV, swimming in the pool and just choking the hell out of life in Every Bonus Day I am given.
My email is active and any of you can feel free to contact me, but I won’t be reading or posting much on HW. I will check in on this thread from time to time to answer any questions that may be asked.
I have to go now, I have fish to fry.
Post Edited (Sonny3) : 4/11/2014 2:28:56 PM (GMT-6)