Medical update here. My latest PSA score inched up a bit from 1.1 to 1.2. Not a lot by most measures but the fact is that it DID go UP. It is supposed to be going down. Of course this could be just a blip or it could be an indication that my seed implants of May 2013 are no longer working. What is continuing to work is the side effects which I won't go into here.
Hopefully the results of my next blood test will be more positive. However, if they are not, I have decided not to go on the Medical Treadmill of additional procedures like Lupron injections which basically turn you into a woman with side effects like hot flashes and breast growth and diminished sex drive. Sounds like fun doesn't it?
I've also decided not to look at the website "Inspire" which is a public forum of other men with prostate cancer. It's just way too depressing to read of some of their severe conditions, side effects and searches for new procedures to "save" them.
Having just turned 73 years of age, I know I've had a good run. Hopefully I'll have many more years of a healthy, active life. But if that is not in my future, I have made my decision. One thing I am sure of, I will not spend my remaining days hooked up to IV's, downing pain killers and battling nasty side effects to gain a little more time on this earth. When my quality of my life is gone, I'm gone. Yes, I said it. And I'm glad I did. I have a plan. I've always had a Life Plan during my life and I am not making an exception at the end of my life.
In the meantime, I plan to do a lot of living. Next on the agenda is Los Angeles, California. I'll be flying out January 7th from Philadelphia and meeting Pat who is flying out from Toronto, Canada. We'll be staying at the Historic Hollywood Hotel near the Universal Studios. Might take a day trip to Palm Springs to see what all the fuss is about. We'll return to our respective cities January 17th.
|Los Angeles at night - we'll be two more lights|
It's all good folks! All gravy time now.