Just back from an extended stay in Spain (10 weeks) with my wife and a thoroughly enjoyable time was had by us both. Returned back in the UK on 28th February and was surprised at the icy conditions - brrrr! after recently experiencing the much warmer climes of the Mediterranean. Saw my lady Oncologist the next day who quizzed me on how I had been since finishing my SRT sessions on December 14. I was pleased to tell her that all had been relatively well with no real problems and, yes, I had over indulged at times and especially so over the Festive period. However, my next big hurdle is when I see my Urologist on 16th April. Prior to this appointment I will, of course, have had a PSA test which will reveal if the SRT has worked or not. Pessimistic me is not feeling over optimistic at the outcome but we live in hope.
However, she did ask me if I might be prepared to take part in a 5-year trial named ADD-ASPIRIN CLINICAL TRIAL. Apparently, a clinical trial is soon to begin where the humble aspirin is administered to PC (+ breast & bowel) sufferers to see if the drug might actually prevent the spread of the nasty illness. Selected PC patients will be given daily one of the following three treatments ... 1 x 30mg aspirin tablet, 1 x 10mg aspirin tablet, 1 x placebo tablet. After reading the accompanying literature I am a little reluctant to go ahead because one of the drugs I must not use whilst on the trial would be Iboprofen, a 400mg daily tablet I take which has helped my with my previous painful muscular problems. The fact that I might randomly and unknowingly be selected for the placebo tablet as an alternative to my Iboprofen is not in the least appealing. I have been informed that I am under no pressure whatsoever to take part in the trial, but being a person who would like to help in any trial then I am a little unsure as to how to proceed.
Any suggestions from anyone out there would be greatly appreciated, but I do realise that it will my decision in the end.
Hope all is as well as can be expected with fellow users on this very worthwhile site ...