For those still following my journey ............
I LOVE my new Onco --- the Prof at Southampton. He must know his stuff as he's heading up the latest immunology research.
Today was a very worrying appointment knowing that my post-op , post HT PSA has risen to 12 from 7.6 exactly 3 months ago . I felt sure I was on to the dreaded castrate level injectable HT with thrown-in Chemo on top . But guess what ? All my other bloods were within levels , and I reported a healthy me with no noticeable new pains anywhere . He again said he will not chase a PSA result alone with treatment -- not after scans that prove no spread anywhere . Bless him he has given me another 4 months respite but with a full CT and Bone scan prior to that appointment to be on the safe side. Or if I get any pains we will react into it immediately. I feel so chuffed that Elaine and I have put so much effort into researching this disease and that I have not been put through needless treatment ( in my instance ) like RT and injectable HT just on a whim when I am enjoying a good standard of life post-op , and working to help others , and as I posted a few days ago I am now enjoying full normal sex with the help of just a daily Cialis.
Naturally he did yet again state that I still have PCa which is multiplying and which WILL need treatment at some point , but for now we are facing it head on and have 4 months of freedom hopefully !
Tonight we are putting all the decorations up , and since my liver seems to be functioning 100% ( the greatest shock ) , I'm going to have a few. Sorry to be upbeat , but you're all on the coaster from hell and it has its highs and lows !
Sending sincere wishes and love from us both to all that have had recent sad news :-((
Chris and Elaine xx