Brachytherapy failed after 7 years. I then went on IHT. Great results for 4 years. Not sure of what was next and elected to see Dr. Charles Myers in Earlysville, VA.
Nov. 2015 - Dr. Myers put me on Lupron, Avodart, Casodex. PSA was 0.454 in June 2016 from a low of 0.328. May 25 started on Xtandi as the Lupron was failing. Also taken off the Casodex. Feel great and have more energy than I have had in years. No side effects from all the meds that I am taking. Very positive outlook on life. Enjoy semi retirement.
Just received labs and my PSA dropped from 0.454 last month to 0.091. I feel well on my way to remission. Now I have no idea how long remission will last but doing good so far. Dr Myers has me on Avodart, Lupron and Xtandi. Quite a lot of medication but feeling very good. Spent Wednesday at an amusement park with 10 members of my family. They were amazed I even wanted to go. I just made reservation to go to PCRI in Sept at the LAX airport. Hope to meet some of you there.
I am still on ADT3. There is no way of knowing if my PC is in remission without going off of ADT3. When/if I go off of ADT3 and my PSA goes up my doctor wants me to consider immune therapy. So I am at a crossroads. The ADT3 is very hard on my cardio vascular system so it would be good to get off of it. We are creatures of habit and my PSA is under control so it is only normal for me to want to stay on it. I am sure the answer will come to me as what to do.
Basically going along fine. New doctor since Dr Snuffy Myers retired. I am seeing Dr Mark Scholz in Marina del Rey CA. I continue on ADT3 Lupron, Xtandi and Advodart. Energy level is the highest in quite a while. Just had a bone density scan this morning and the technician commented that my bones are excellent. Side effects of the ADT3 are tolerable for me. Life is good and the journey of almost 15 years continues.
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