Good afternoon everyone. I'm new to the chat room. My wife found ya'll.
As for me: age 54
Here is a little history:
July 2005 discovered PSA at 43.
July 2005 Bone Scan
July 2005 Biopsy 14 locations
July 2005 90% of prostate was tumor
September 2005 DeVinci robotic surgery - it had spread to bladder
October 2005 HT (lupron) PSA down to 0.12
October 2005 RT (38 treatments)
Febuary 2007 PSA up to 1.9 started Casodex
Febuary 2007 Met with Oncologist - Bone scan and CT - spread to spine, pelvis, and rib.
Febuary 2007 PSA up to 2.4 Started monthly Zometa infusion
And now, as of August, PSA at 4.9 (fine out results tomorrow on new PSA)
We talked with the Oncologist about other programs (chemo), but he said we are not at the "window of opportunity" yet.
I am starting to experience some pain in the spine and also some pressure.
I take Tylenol Arthritis for the pain. It helps a little. Any ideas?
Anyone want to talk? It's hard to explain feelings to others that are not going through this.
I look forward to hearing from some of you guys very soon.