Great news from the oncologist yesterday – the Lupron reduced my PSA to 6.9 from 17.1!
That’s the effect after one month. The the last vestiges of the Lupron should continue to do its thing for another 2 weeks, more or less. Then the cancer will start growing again and my PSA will rise. The hope is that it will be less than about 17 at the end of three more months, when I get another Lupron shot. If it rises significantly faster than that, I may have to switch to one month on Lupron and two months off, not three.
Lupron’s effects on me are significantly different than they were the last time I took it. This time I’m experiencing fewer hot flashes and more chills. About 1 in 3 days the Lupron really messes with me emotionally. Those times are pretty much lost to just getting through them. That should subside over the next three months as Lupron’s effect wears off. I’m looking forward to it.