Posted 10/27/2018 3:29 PM (GMT -7)
The "boost" idea sounds good. I wonder how many have wanted or needed that... or how many may be slipping without knowing about a booster. As for you MIL, how long ago did she have TMS, and is she still with us? Just curious. Being the skeptic that I am, I probably wouldn't go for this until there have been a few hundred thousand trailblazers ahead of me. But if it is really that good, I can see where millions of people will benefit from it.
How are you doing since your recent RP? It's a bit strange to see RP a year after starting HT... but it's good that the protocol you're on seems to be working. Whopping PSA you had there. As another G8 I always feel so grateful that mine was addressed before it had spread any further. Good luck going forward.
Coincidence that you mentioned prednisone, as it was a fairly high dose of prednisone that really messed me up a few months ago. But it prompted my GP to order a CT, which in the end identified this abdominal mass that is being excised on Monday. Were it not for the chance Rx for 60mg of the steroid, I likely would not have known about the tumor until maybe a bowel obstruction... or possibly worse. Unfortunately the surgery required several months of tapering off of not only prednisone but also the Effexor, due to its short half life.
So by "unbalanced" do you mean emotionally/mentally? Mine was purely physical... extreme hot flashes (far more than HT) with profuse sweating, and some joint swelling, which puzzled the doctor.
2014-15: PSA's 9,12,20,25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, 6+ Rt Base, 2x40%+2x100% G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 3 foci EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g 25%, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: 18 months Lupron, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 implant, revised 6/17
8/17: 39 tx RapidArc IMRT (70 Gy)
4/18 Dx Radiation Colitis
8/18 Dx mesenteric mass presumed carcinoid
1/18, 4/18, 7/18: PSA's 0.0, T=9