After being denied Xtandi, and approved for Zytiga, I was looking forward to moving on. (difference $1000)
Last Wednesday, I had another bout of Melena, and wound up in the ER. And, again, my bladder was blocked up. My Hemoglobin was at 7. I had the Zytiga with me just in case I could start it while in the hospital. After two transfusions, and two iron IV's, my Hbg was at 10, and I was released on Saturday morning. In the mean time, I had started the Zytiga on Friday morning, along with Prednisone, of course.
I never had the opportunity to experience a seizure, and the first one absolutely freaked me out. I was back in the ER in about six hours. At this point, I had two doses of each, Z and P. A lot of those guys with capital letters after their name kept bringing up Vasovagal Syncope, fainting. I seemed to irritate some of them when I said I didn't faint. It also seemed pretty important that you must piss yourself to prove you had a seizure. I happened to be sporting a Foley, and a nice Bard monster bag. So, I had no idea. When I came too, my son was on top of me, keeping me still. My hands were killing me with pain. Before I knew it, I was on my first ambulance ride.
I got out on Tuesday afternoon. After a battery of tests, no cause. Just a one off, kinda like a walk off homer, I guess.
Now, I'm a bit more...scared. I can't deny it. Just one more issue IT throws at us.
Peace all, Joe