It's official. I got my first Firmagon shots this morning. Stomach already sore, they told me it will be worse tomorrow. I have to say, i was emotional. Sitting in the waiting room, at MSKCC, i actually thought of backing out, just getting up and walking out the door. But i knew better i guess. And i found MSKCC to be a very efficient, professionally run place, with good, kind people, but still, to me, very depressing just knowing why i was there. My mom was treated there for Breast Cancer, decades ago, that didnt end well, and my mother in law died there of the same disease. So it brought back a flood of memories, that i guess affected me.
Before the shots they took baseline PSA and Testosterone.
PSA - .08, right between the two tests of the last three weeks of .078 and .082, but different lab, so essentially unchanged.
Results cannot be interpreted as evidence of the presence or absence of malignant disease. Assay info: IEMA,Tosoh AIA. Results cannot be interpreted as evidence of the presence or absence of malignant disease.
Testosterone - 322, ref range 221 - 716.
I thought T would be higher, but go know. Doesn't matter now,
Cleaned out my desk yesterday, threw away most of the research i was holding onto re SRT/ADT Post RALP.
They didnt say anything about
the next appointment, i guess I'll just have to call in a couple of weeks to set it up
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
My PSA History - /app.box.com/v/PSA-History
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 8/22/2018 1:16:25 PM (GMT-6)