June 07, 2007

Doctor Update: 2.0

I had my third and final doctor appointment for the week this morning. This was with my Urologist, actually his nurse. Today I received my tenth injection of Lupron. Lupton is the medication that shuts down the production of testosterone and lowers PSA levels. Since one of the side effects are hot flashes, it was only appropriate that I had a real beauty while receiving the injection!

Yesterday afternoon I received my updated PSA number from Monday's blood draw:

Up a little but still a rather insignificant change. Historical numbers are below:

Date: PSA:
6/04/07 17.80
4/30/07 16.25
4/2/07 17.68
3/5/07 21.87
2/5/07 20.90
1/8/07 18.90
12/11/06 24.86
11/13/06 43.61
10/16/06 51.48 (Started "High Dose" Ketoconazole and Hydrocortisone, 10/01)
9/11/06 83.97 (started Zometa)
8/23/06 41.77
8/18/06 54.66
(no tests in June or July)
5/19/06 11.37 (stopped Casodex)
4/3/06 4.25
3/5/06 1.45
1/27/06 0.44
12/28/05 1.85
[some day I'll go find the missing data]
Pre-treatment test: 2/?/05 219
Original test: 12/?/04 189


Anonymous said...

Glad to see the PSA results and that you are getting along well with the broken leg. Enjoy the rest of the week now that the appointments are out of the way. Thanks again for the update. Sharon

Anonymous said...

Nice to see things are holding steady for you. I'll drop you an e-mail soon and give you an update on whats going on in H-town. Take care. Rick

John Wagner said...

Not too bad of a jump I guess. Are you down to one crutch yet? I pray that everything goes well with you and you can get back to disc golf in just a few more weeks.