Because I had such invaluable support on here, I thought an update was due. And some more thanks :)
Firstly, Cola, I hope things are ok with you and your OH, hugs x
My Dad... he had his bone scan and pelvic MRI a few weeks back and we have had a horrible few weeks of waiting, especially since Dad has had some hip/pelvic/leg ache. He is still waiting for his biopsy appointment.
Today, I accompanied him to the GP, he's been depressed and v v anxious and I was wondering if the GP could prescribe something. GP said " haven't you had your scan results?" we said "no" and he said " I have them here and can go through them with you" At this point, my heart sank, as I really did fear the worst.
The most significant finding from the bone scan was an old rib fracture from a horse-induced injury a few years back. His MRI just showed an enlarged prostate, that's it. Obviously, we won't know any more until it's been biopsied, but my main fear was bone mets, given the pain. He's already on hormonal treatment, given that his PSA was so high
I just don't get how Dad has a PSA of 45ng/ml, lower body pain and no mets. GP thinks just age related arthritic changes. Dad has been instructed to carry on with his life and wait for a biopsy appt. GP thinks his main problem right now is a horrible depression + anxiety, so has prescribed citalopram.
Feels like we are on a roller coaster, my mum had a head and neck MRI recently (clear), I have had an abnormal ECG and have a cardiology referral on Wed, we used to be such a healthy, sporty family, it's all come at once. I work with people with cancer, so it feels like it's my whole life at the moment. But for tonight, a little bit of respite from the anxiety
More thanks, I hope that once things are a little calmer and clearer, I can contribute more and share our experience with the community xx