Saw the oncologist today. It’s been three months since my last Lupron shot. At one month after, my PSA was about 4. It’s now at 28 – higher than I’d like, but not too bad. I was slated to get my next Lupron shot today, but we decided to delay it. We have a cruise coming up and don’t want it to fall during the 5th or 6th week after the shot.
We talked about how much life extension the Lupron is providing for me. He said it varies from person to person and can be months to a year or more. In my case my PSA still drops quite low when I go on Lupron, so he guesses the life extension for me is on the longer side.
We talked about my lymph node that was so enflamed. He did a physical exam and didn’t find anything unusual. So we’re just going to assume everything is OK.
The pills the GI gave me seem to be doing the trick. My stomach problems are getting better. I’m now able to eat and drink pretty much anything I want. It’s a nice change from a bland diet and water.