My dilemna is not a bad appatite. It's more like a disgust for simply eating anything .... and, some things (like liquids) encourage downpours of diarrea! Sorry for the descriptive words!!!!
However, my plan is to try to have one fruit smooty a day (from McD's). They are surprisingly good. And in time, purchase a "bullet" or the newer "pro bullet" at 900-watts. I think they have a place in my diet - just want to make sure first before buying the hardware.
Oncologist meeting & chemo - on 8/6/2014:
My blood tests were disappointing and worse than two weeks ago - or one week after the first chemo treatment of this type. The white blood cell count was low ..... and after some reiview, my Oncologist decided that this chemo treatment of mitoxantrone (my second one) needed to be a half dosage. My first one three weeks ago was a full dosage.
Blood test results:
Category 7/16/2014 7/23/2014 8/6/2014 range
WBC 5.3 4.2 2.5 4.5 to 10.5
GR# 3.9 3.6 1.1 1.4 to 6.5
Hgb 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.0 to 17.0
Plt 230 170 168 150 to 450
1) a catscan is scheduled for 8/15/2014.
2) a blood test/meeting is scheduled for 8/20/2014.
3) kidney stent replacement surgery is scheduled for 8/25/2014.
4) next mitoxantrone treatment is scheduled for 8/27/2014.
PSA latest reading & side effects update likely tomorrow - 8/8/2014.
Peace and wellness
Initial Dx of PCa in 2003/2004
Radiation (5x5wks) & Brachytherapy (96 seeds) in 2004
Low PSA 6-years then Casodex briefly
Lupron from 2011 to current
Zytiga 2012 (5-mths) - PSA increasing
Prednisone & Xgeva from 2012 to current
Taxotere - Aug 2012 (30-wks) - PSA from 54+ to 12+
Xtandi - June to Aug - 2013 - PSA increasing
Jevtana - Oct to March 2014 - PSA from 83+ to 15+
Lexapro from Oct 2013