Let me start off this post by apologizing to all the regulars here. I haven’t posted in forever. Worse yet I haven’t commented on individual posts. I promise to do better in the future.
I made the decision three months ago to go off all cancer related medicine and tests. I now have no idea what my PSA is. It’s wonderful. The biggest change is I have more energy and no more scanxiety.
It wasn’t a hard decision. I’ve been on all the mainstream treatments to the point of failure. The doc wanted me to stay on lupron, get provenge, and start on chemotherapy. It’s questionable that lupron is doing anything more than giving me side effects. I decided a long time ago I wasn’t going to take chemotherapy. My oncologist was ambivalent about provenge. That sealed the deal after talking it over with my wife.
I can’t recommend this path for everyone. A significant element in the decision is I have no bone pain. If/when I develop bone pain I may reconsider my decision. But for as long as I can I’m staying cancer chemical free.
It’s a big change and I just love it. I’ve had some kind of cancer chemical in my body for over ten years. Now I’m chemical free and can spend what time I have left free of cancer drug side effects. I wish all of you could do the same.