I guess I’ll be visiting Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Westin on a regular basis.
Good news, my PSA is undetectable.
Bad news, now we have to wait for the Lupron to stop working. Seems that the medication act to stop testosterone production. An aside: the side effect is – belly fat, fatigue, sweating, increased breast size and depression (I think I’m immune),
What a bummer, Here I’m ready for cancer free long life (long here is relative – since I’m 74).
I’ll have to wait until mid-March to have another PSA is taken,
But – based on my post-operative diagnosis Dr, Ercole is not thinking I should get my hopes up. My cancer is (hopefully – was) very aggressive.
The outcome is not all bad, Let’s say it is still there. Well, we now continue the Lupron treatment. No testosterone (see the previous post). No cancer.
Great you say, Not so fast. What happens when the Lupron treatment is ineffective. You see, cancer is very smart and usually figures out how to fight back, Make the Luporn stop working. What how?
Don’t fret. Modern medicine is constantly fighting this battle – and making progress. There are other medications available; along with the Lupron that combined keep on working. Like the ad for Times: “Takes a beating, but keeps on ticking!”
See you again in March.