So onto the next plan.
Following another small rise in my PSA to 0.27 a couple of weeks ago I went to see an oncologist for the first time in my journey, some of you will know him as a guest speaker at The Mill on the Soar. So hopefully I am good hands. We discussed the add aspirin trial and the PSMA tests, “all things for the future when trial results are known” . Friday last week I had my planning scan and tattoos, and this morning I had a SPC fitted and another dilatation. Salvage RT starts 5 April with 33 sessions. The SPC is insurance as it is expected that the stricture will be adversely affected and the urethra may close up completely.
Provided the PSA drops. I get a trip to London to have a uroplasty, where skin from the inside of the cheek is grafted into the urethra. The assumption is the sphincter will be compromised so when the uroplasty has healed I will have an AUS fitted. They don’t mention those side effects in the blurb. So if all goes well I may be back to something like normal in a years time.
Depending on which PSA results I use, my doubling time varies between 3.9 and 8 months so I don’t think I can afford to sit and wait.