Thursday, October 20, 2011

Good News Everyone! (Redux)

I went in for my three month PSA check this morning and everything is chugging along right on schedule.

My PSA dropped from 4.8 right before the procedure, to 2.09 this morning. That's great news.

We also discussed my persistent side effects. And, unfortunately, those are normal and on schedule.

So all-in-all I couldn't be happier.

I'll be checked again in three months. That will be the schedule for the next few years.

So . . . yay!

Monday, October 17, 2011

3 Months - The peak of radiation.

So, here I am at the 3 month mark.

The radiation has peaked, and should start dropping off which means my side effects should really start tapering off. Good.

I went in for a PSA test today, the first since the procedure. They will monitor the PSA every three months for the next two years. That's about the only way they have to see if the treatment was effective. The PSA levels can bounce all over the place for the first year or so with brachytherapy. So, I'm not looking for a miracle on this first test.

I'll see the Doc in a couple of days, get the results of the test, and take it from there.

I'll post when I know more.