Late afternoon tomorrow I meet with the oncologist to get the results of the scans and the PSA test. I’d be fibbing if I said I’m not rather anxious about the whole thing.
The scans will tell how far the disease has spread. That’s not the important question, though. The real question is has it spread to a vital organ. If so, I’ll likely get a much better idea about how much time I have left and the general path my health will follow. Prostate cancer typically prefers to metastasize to bones. That’s not generally life threatening. Once it picks a vital organ, things change. The end becomes much more real.
The PSA test will show if Lupron’s still working. There’s a drug I can take when it does fail, so that’s not as big a deal. On average, men on that drug live 24 months.
I Hope I get a reasonable night’s rest, but I have my doubts.