Time changes many things, including treatments for my Stage IV Prostate Cancer.
Five years later, we face a new course, a new direction.
With my PSA climbing considerably over the last 6 weeks and limited treatment options to chose from, we have decided that I will start DES, a form of women's estrogen. My friend Howard has a good write up here at hrpca.org (http://hrpca.org/estrogens.htm)
There are two potential side effects, DVT aka Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots) and/or Gynecomastia (breast enlargement). The former can be managed with Coumadin (Wafarin). The latter requires a one time treatment of radiation to my breasts.
So tomorrow begins the next step. I pray for good results. I pray for the longevity of this treatment. I need a mental break, I need a beach.