It has been a while since I posted as I am trying to go on a normal life as normal as one can get under the circumstances.
I had my 7 month PSA results today and are very relieved to report that I am undetectable.
As you recall I have been able to reach undetectable levels at about
3 months after DX (11-14) with a PSA 209 at DX date. Was put on Firmagon and Casodex start date 12-3-14.
Doc took me off Casodex on 3-29-15 and stayed on Firmagon only. PSA was undetectable on 4-26-15 but inched up a tad on 5-24-15 to 0.15...Back on daily Casodex as a result and yesterday my PSA is back to undetectable (PHEW)
It was a nice 2 months while off Casodex but I'll take the daily dosing of Casodex for a undetectable PSA any time. My side effects so far on HDT is mild heat flashes that last only a minute or 2 a few times a day and freaking weight gain (20 lbs.) since DX. This is partly my fault as I have been eating junk food and slacked off from my daily 5 mile walks as the summer Florida heat is unbearable. That, plus drinking too much wine on a daily basis does not help.
Back to my daily walking tomorrow, no more junk food and very limited daily wine consumption.
Hope this PSA trend holds a while and encouraged when my Dr. told me that he has patients who have stayed undetectable after going back on Casodex for a few years. More in the 1-2 year range.
Hope I am one of the long term guys as I hope all of you traveling the same road are also.
Take care and hope you are all well