Received my first one month shot of Lupron today. The last one was well over a year ago. This is part of my one month on Lupron, three months off protocol. I was supposed to get it two weeks ago, but we had a trip planned to Las Vegas, from which we just returned, and the oncologist decided he wanted to wait until my return.
We measured my PSA a couple weeks back. It rose to 17.1. Apparently nothing to get too concerned about since I’m on Lupron now, but still a little scary to me.
The last month or so has been a lot more eventful than I wanted. The TMS really did the trick with depression, but just as the depression was going down, my anxiety built. I’m pretty sure it was all about going back on Lupron and how well this new protocol will work. I have serious problems with being on Lupron for more than a few weeks, so this one month on and three months off is a significant modification of a proven protocol – but it’s not a proven protocol. We don’t really know how well it will work. Fortunately, simply tracking my PSA will tell us. So I still have some considerable background anxiety. If we can’t find some way to incorporate Lupron into my schedule, I’m slated for a considerably shorter life. It’s hard for me to put that out of my mind. It’s probably going to take at least 8 months to know for sure how it’s working. I’m hoping over that time the anxiety will naturally subside at least a little.