My last post mentioned the need for a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis, and a bone scan. These are required following elevated PSA, to find out what is happening and where, so that we can decide what to do.
Well, there was nothing spectacular.
The bone scan shows no change from the scan in February 2018 before chemo started. So the cancer is still there, but asleep.
The CT scan shows pretty much the same, except for an increase in size of a tumour “surrounding and descending thoracic aorta”. It was 41mm x 35mm in October 2018 and is now 53mm x 48mm. Here is the culprit.
So…….this may explain why I lost my voice for four weeks in January and for five weeks again now. Investigations now need to be conducted by an ears, nose and throat specialist, and I am booked in next Tuesday for this.
Otherwise, I gave up the anti-depressants after one month. I was sleeping well, but was way too tired during the day. We did source medical cannabis, and I have been taking this for a couple of weeks. No real issues yet. Starting with small doses and working my way up.
I have been pretty stressed by all this and will probably struggle until I find out what it all means in terms of treatment.
More updates to follow. Cheers, Phil