Posted 1/15/2017 3:47 PM (GMT -7)
Just a line to hope that you are doing well and rebounding after your first JEVTANA treatment, earlier this month.
I've been thinking of you and hoping that the "chemo crash" was mild and moderate ! Ahhh, the dreaded chemo crash ... seems it's almost inevitable, to some extent. Luckily, my oncologist timed my chemo treatments so that the "crash" hit during the weekends ... I also found that drinking lots of water helped me rebound much quicker.
I thought of you this past week, Gunner ... it was time for another round of scans and tests at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota ... so, I drove up north and it got to -25 degrees one night, with wind chill factor.
This time, Dr. Kwon wanted me to do the combination MRI of the abdomen and pelvis ... good news on that front ... that MRI used to take 90 minutes inside the MRI "tunnel" ... they have found a way to shortcut the imaging process and the abdomen/pelvis MRI only took 40 minutes this time.
I also did the CHOLINE-PET scan, which you are familiar with, Gunner. This was my fourth choline scan ... that test moves quickly ... taking only about 25 minutes.
My PSA still registers in the low decimals, thanks to the series of "early chemo" treatments back in 2014, the monthly ZOLADEX shots, and my daily dose of ZYTIGA.
Dr. Kwon recommends I stay on track with the ZOLADEX injections each month with my local oncologist, and that I stay on course with ZYTIGA ... I've been on ZYTIGA now for about 18 months, and it has worked well for me.
Have been thinking of you, Gunner34, and hope you are faring well with your JEVTANA treatments. Sending my thoughts, support, & prayers your way !
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