Well it looks like I’m moving on to another treatment plan—Radium 223.
Had a phone call today from both my onco’s specialist nurse here in Wales, and the radiography section in the Bristol Royal Infirmary stating that I’m due to start a course of 6 infusions, (1 per month ), from 10th August. So that’s no more chemo for me (at the moment), just completed 7 of 10 Cabazitaxel infusions but my PSA remains high at 542.
Also they’ve agreed that I can have my bloods and a clinic visit about 10 days before each infusion here in West Wales. Which means I only need to travel to Bristol once a month which is great. Evidently Treatment will take about one hour from arrival to discharge, so it’s also much quicker than a chemo infusion?
Done a bit of background reading about Radium 223 and it seems as if my PSA Reading will not be as important a marker on this treatment as my general health and well being combined with bone pain relief. However, as I explained to Bristol this afternoon, to be fair at the moment my bone pain is minimal, and I’ve been painting, strimming and trimming bushes today!! With Golf planned for tmos and Saturday!
So as I embark on yet another treatment journey I ll endeavour to keep you all up to speed on my progress over the next 6 months.
Keep the Faith