Thursday, March 24, 2011

nope, it's a major victory

I can't tell you how my energy level and attitude is sky high since monday.
Getting the news that we're stopping the Lupron injections after 18 months....and then hearing the latest PSA test was 0.0 it has me pumped!

Really pumped...I'm kicking cancer's ass, it's in remission and I want to thank my oncologist, Dr. Reza Nazemzadeh and his nurse Allison for GREAT care.

this is good....really good.

And I need to continue my messaging, raising awareness so that other men realize 1 in 6 will get PC and 1 in 2 men will get any type of cancer. Man up, get your PSA checked.

Monday, March 21, 2011

minor victory?

I met with my oncologist this morning for my quarterly PSA check and check up.
We agreed to stop one of my hormone therapy drugs, Lupron but I will continue with Casodex.

there isn't a ton of evidence that staying on both drugs for 1 yr versus 2 yrs is beneficial.
So I'm stopping at 18 months but while I didn't get my infusion today of Lupron, the side effects will most likely linger for another 6 months or so.

Feels like a minor victory and mentally I feel like this is a good decision.

enjoying the NCAA tourney? my bracket is a mess...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Why I'm guilty?

in the previous post I talked about my plumbing issues and the good news is things are going well after my RotoRooter surgery.

As I started this journey with PC, I promised myself I would be open, raise awareness, talk about PC as most men don't talk about issues "down their". Well, I'm guilty of not talking about my problems for a year so I'm back on the soapbox again.

Check out this new org,
I met Gabe last year at the Summit to End Prostate Cancer in DC....he's really getting the word out. Great job Gabe! We need to hook up so that I can get some tips on getting speaking engagements....I've got a big mouth. :)

March Madness is under way, what a great time of year.

until next time