Tag Archives: PSA

A GREAT NUMBER

Hi all, yesterday I had my quarterly update on PSA and bloods. It was a phone conversation due to coronavirus protection measures. I had the usual scanxiety in the lead up, not helped by the fact that there was no … Continue reading

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TGIF

It has been a long week. We returned from a short holiday on Sunday, and I have been laid up with fatigue and a head cold all week. Plus the usual scanxiety leading up to the oncologist meeting today for … Continue reading

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RETURN OF THE BIG BLACK DOG

I have been struggling with depression lately and I am having difficulty getting out of it. Not helped by a very long period of dry, hot, windy weather. Today we finally got a cool change. A top temperature of 31 … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO 2019?

Hi all, Time for those (almost) end of year reflections! This time last year I had completed six cycles of chemo and another four had been abandoned. So I entered 2019 pretty confident cancer would take a back seat for … Continue reading

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YOU KNOW YOU MAKE ME WANT TO SHOUT!

Hi all, well I think I have something to shout about. And even better, I have the voice to do it! My voice has been slowly recovering over the past few weeks, and it is almost back to normal. My … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING IS AWESOME

Today’s oncologist visit was full of great news. PSA is down from 48 (19 June) to 28 (7 August). Wonderful. So good I forgot to ask about the other results! I assume they are all ok. The onco agrees not … Continue reading

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QUICK UPDATE

Well, the ten radiation therapy sessions ended Tuesday two weeks ago. On the following Thursday I met the radiation oncologist and reported that everything was mostly OK. She reminded me that things could get worse over the next week. And … Continue reading

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RADIATION #3 COMPLETED

Radiation therapy to the tumour in my chest was completed last night. The actual treatment sessions did not take long. However the clinic is an hours drive away so the whole exercise was about 2 and a half hours each … Continue reading

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RADIATION # 3

I visited the radiation oncologist at Buderim twice this week. Buderim is a nice part of the world in the Sunshine Coast hinterland an hours drive away. The guy who did the last two treatments was not available so the … Continue reading

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MIXED NEWS

I will kick off with some good news. PSA has dropped from 66 (May 24) to 48. That’s a pretty good outcome, so the additional layer of hormone therapy is doing its job. The not so good news is that … Continue reading

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