Gary, 68. This is my first post but have been on side lines reading others and I’ve been impressed with the interactions, support and humor!! from all the members to help others with this disease. I’m curious to hear some impressions and comparisons on my time to M1CRPC. My bio is compressed but I should have all pertinent dates, compressed again below, maybe? I’m 3 years post therapy IMRT and seeds. Gleason 3+3-6 and 4+3-7 with a tertiary score of 5, “53% of sample 80% 4 or 5”, PSA 12.8. My PSA has been no higher than 15.2 throughout this entire ordeal. 15 months after therapy PSA went from .98 to 4.89 and 6 weeks later to 12.4 a week later with MO.
6 months Lupron PSA nadir 0.3, T-49. 6 months on holiday PSA 15.2, T-675. 3 months Lupron PSA 5.2, T-49 MRI Lumbar for back pain. 3 months Lupron PSA 7.9, T-28. More pain MRI thoracic and lumbar. I have at least 6 lesions T-8 to C 3-4 and suspicious enlarged bilateral inguinal lymph nodes. Zero signs of
local disease. I do my homework so I know what’s happening during each step but mine seems to be a little unusual. I ask the MO to confirm my concerns about the low PSA and mets plus the short time to resistance, he said he was hoping for 16 months not 6 months before resistance and it was disturbing. I translated that to, You’re Screwed!!
Any wisdom, insight or condolences are appreciated. Thanks