The blows just keep on coming for my dad. It’s getting more and more difficult to stay positive. I am feeling so sad and deflated. Last Thursday was his 5th chemo (Taxotere) and PSA is still rising. Up to 25 from 22 just 3wks ago. Nothing seems to be working for him and I’m getting extremely anxious and discouraged.
He failed Zytiga in 7 months, Xtandi never worked, Taxotere hasn’t worked. He is currently on Lupron, Xgeva, Metformin and Taxotere and nothing is working!
We have met with a Dr in Nebraska and are trying to get into the LU-177 trial. I am extremely concerned due to his Gleason 10, extensive mets, and resistance to everything we have thrown at it. I am so scared that he won’t be PSMA positive or if he is that the LU-177 won’t work for him due to the aggressiveness of his cancer or even worse that he doesn’t get into the LU-177 arm.
Am I being unrealistic because I’m still holding out hope? We keep getting knocked down and the emotional toll is brutal but I have to believe that something out there can help him and give him more time!
My dad is a young 76yr old and up until the cancer he has never had anything wrong with him. This is still so shocking to our family.