April 04, 2006

What's Up?

My PSA number for one. Yesterday's test yielded a 4.25, up from 1.45 in March.

Mary asked if I was O.K.? I told her I am so ambivalent to bad news it's as if nothing effects me right now.

I suspected it was going to go up. It's a trend. Up for three or four months, down for three or four months. So when May rolls around, my number will likely be back up to the 7's. I pray it's not, but that's reality. I'll get bone and CT scans again on May 10th and meet with the Oncologist on the 19th of May and determine next steps. It is likely as a next step we'll start the Casodex again and see if we can get that to bring the number down for a few months, or more.

There is not much else to say but that, it is what it is.

Perhaps that's my slogan from this point forward……"It is what it is".

6 comments:

paula said...

David,

Have you posted your case on the PHML site? We have been help so much.
Here is the link:

http://www.diagnosis.prostate-help.org/

You will get feedback from many men who have advance Pca.

It's hard. Sorry.

Paula from Florida

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John Wagner said...

David,

What can I say? Hang in there, buddy. Praying for you.

Karen said...

I know what it is like to see numbers you don't want to see ... and have no control over them. Not fun. Like John said, hang in there! I'll be thinking about you!

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