Well, hells-bells, and carp.
Just finished my 4th Taxotere Chemo treatment. As always they do blood work to make sure I can receive the treatment and as a part of that they run a PSA test.
You may recall that I posted the following at the beginning of the 3rd treatment, my PSA had only decreased 0.60 points from the previous test. PSA history this year; Lupron started March 2nd, PSA 143. May 4th, 1st Tax treatment, PSA 58.25. May 25th, 2nd treatment, PSA 47.75. June 15, 3rd treatment, PSA 47.65. July 6th, 4th treatment, PSA 53.60.
Well the game certainly changed this time around. My PSA has risen 6.0 full points in the last 3 weeks. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, is that supposed to mean. Is the Tax interfering with the effectiveness of the Lupron? Is the Lupron losing its efficacy or are the two combining to just put me in a bad place.
I called and have an appointment with my Onco for July 19th, a week before I go through round 5 of the TAX. As I have been doing so extremely well on the absence of SEs, maybe the Tax isn't doing a farkin" thing at all. One thing I know for sure is that I am suddenly getting very tired of dealing with this crud.
Just an update, a mild vent and a plan to drink adult beverages for the rest of the day. I know that won't cure cancer, but at this point a few beverages short of total inebriation and cooking something good in the outdoor kitchen is the best plan I can come up with for today.
Grilling massive Ribeye steaks with Ancho Expresson Coffee Rub, grilled mixed yellow squash, Zucchini, sweet onions and grape tomatoes in EVOO and Balsamic vinegar, baked sweet potatoes and grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream with a great Red Cab.
Now I know that almost none of that is on the "Pca Let's Eat Healthy Plan", but it is going to be a whole lot more comforting than fish, salad and unsweetened decafe tea.
Going to make it a Bonus Day regardless of the other carp, otherwise what is the use of fighting so danged hard.
You folks go out and find some joy in the world today, I am finding it right here in my own little slice of heaven.
Post Edited (Sonny3) : 7/8/2016 1:57:16 PM (GMT-6)