October 11, 2007

The Sound of Silence

19.30 was my number. This is down slightly from last month [21.80]. Good news!

Not much else to say at this point, hence, the silence.

I had read that the Avodart can take six to eight weeks to begin working. I wasn't expecting much at this point (after three and a half weeks), the chances of Avodart having an impact on my number is somewhat of a long shot anyway. However, you never know......
Historic numbers:
Date: PSA:
10/8/07 19.30

>10/8/07 Changed Lupron from 120 day does to monthly dose
> 9-12-07 Began taking .5mg of Avodart per day. Changed Ketoconazole from 600mg twice per day to 400mg three times per day)
9/4/07 21.80
8/6/07 19.25
8/2/07 16.96
7/02/07 20.30
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)[at this point and for a second time we prepared for Taxotere. First my Oncologist wanted to try High Dose Ketoconazole and Hydrocortisone.]
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 1.4
51/27/06 0.46
12/28/05 1.85[at this point we prepared for Taxotere, chemotherapy treatments. First I had a new PSA test and new bone and CT scans, lymph nodes clear, spine clear, ribs, femur and hips stable. The PSA dropped to 1.85 and the scans revealed marked improvement. Chemo was cancelled 72 hours before it was scheduled to begin]12/15/05 7.1811/03/05 4.64 (Stopped taking Casodex)9/22/05 0.808/11/05 0.35
6/24/05 0.55
4/17/05 2.51 (taken at MD Anderson, Gleason lowered to 7/7)
4/06/05 3.51 (Six weeks after starting Lupron and Casodex)Original Gleason scores (7/8)Pre-treatment test:
2/?/05 219
12/?/04 189 (Original test)


Anonymous said...

David, this is great news, especially since the Avodart probably hasn't yet had a chance to have much effect. Thanks as always for sharing your path with us. We are learning right along with you.


Anonymous said...

Well my friend it's higher than we want but at least we remain range bound for the last 12 months. Here's to hoping and praying for a post Halloween gift of a busting of the range's lower limit.

Peace IS with you bro.


Anonymous said...

David.. Thats great! Take it and run buddy its going in the right direction.

Tom T