Good morning Julia,
Sorry to hear about the problems. The nurse should be able to take care of the incontinence problem. Have you had any discussions with the doctor about infusions of Zometa the increase bone strength? Also, radiation can help to relieve bone pain when it is targeted at the specific mets.
Tony is right about any drop in PSA being great news. It is all about trends. Is the PSA trending down or up. Our Oncologist tells us to forget the number and look at rate of change. A bad trend would be a doubling of the PSA over a short time. The same can be said for decreasing numbers. As long as it is going down, that's good.
Have you discussed HT with your doctor? A combination of the Zolodex (Casodex) and Eligard or Lupron is common here.
Keeping you and Rick in our prayers.
Love, hope, and a big War Eagle
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007
Spread to Spine (L4 & T5), rib, and pelvis
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 4.9 9/2007
PSA 5.4 10/07
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"