Friday, April 15, 2016

Wild blood pressure ride

Back on Monday, April 4, my body didn't feel right. Headache, shortness of breath, high blood pressure (163/108), something was wrong. The after hours nurse said "go to the emergency room". So I did and within 5 minutes of arriving,,they had me hooked up to an EKG, full IV going taking blood work. By now, my BP was 195/116, nice. Well, the EKG, the blood work, the CT Scan all turned out normal. I take 5mg of Norvasc daily, they gave me another 5mg and after 3 hours my BP was 'down to' 157/102 so they let me go and told me to contact my PCP. So for I week I was on 2 BP medications and taking my BP every day and it came in around 135/95 daily. So I called my numbers into my PCP and she added another med. For the last week I've been on a third BP medication and my BP is coming in around 104/70....and I feel tired and sluggish all day. Looks like we're going to need a little more adjustment. Fun, fun

Sunday, April 10, 2016

PSA check, all good

I recently had an appointment with my Oncologist and he took my PSA again. It's been 9 months since I started ADT, Androgen Deprivation Therapy and so far, it's knocking my cancer into remission. the latest PSA results, no different, less than 0.1 Dr. Reza did comment on how well I've been able to handle the side effect, he was very complimentary although he did get on me about strength training and avoiding muscle loss. So now I'm back doing squats, push ups, working on the muscles. It's been 7 years since my diagnosis March, 2009 and quote the journey. Every day is a fight and I try to stay positive along the way. thanks to everyone who has supported me, very much appreciated.