January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday, sort of!

If you look at the header of my blog you might notice a subtle change, today I turned forty six!
Four years ago, in the midst of testing and diagnosis, I seriously could never imagine myself in this position. Additionally, yesterday was my 12th and final chemo treatment!

However, the meeting with Dr. V didn't go all that well, my PSA was back up again. On the 5th of January it had dropped to 29 and now it has climbed back to 37.

We still have one more follow up in three weeks to validate the impact of this last chemo treatment. After that, we'll choose our next path. There are several directions we may take, decisions will happen in a few weeks.

It was somewhat appropriate that the music I chose in the treatment room yesterday included this song from a band my niece turned my on to, O.A.R.

O.A.R. - Black Rock
When you are on your own
not speaking out is like fighting alone
and that is the worst damn way to fight
and when you are scared no more
you reach your hand out and just open the door
and thats just what I'm doing tonight
Finally, Andrew, thanks for the card!!!
That's the way aha, aha
I like it, aha aha
That's the way aha, aha
I like it, aha aha
That's the way aha, aha
I like it, aha aha


Megan said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a good day. O.A.R has a ton of inspirational stuff. They actually have a few good songs on the radio lately.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a happy birthday and many more to come. Thanks as always for sharing your path with us - it helps more than you know. My prayers will be with you as you make decisions about future treatment. Your friend, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday "Old Man"! :)

Ok the PSA wasnt so good but HEY, youve been there before. Keep hanging on to the lap bar on this roller coaster, and BELIEVE that what goes up WILL come down.

Tom T. (a "young" 62 and still fighting too)