(*photo is latest "beard check")
John, just turned 62, Stage 4 aggressive and castrate resistant & still standing! Diagnosed at 57.
I am a few months in to the Concentrated BIRM and I am still feeling amazingly good, I think. Seriously, without any testosterone it would seem like it would be hard to do anything. I stay very busy...walking the dog (almost one mile) twice a day...making breakfast after picking mulberries and bananas from the garden to go into it...and feeding the birds and fish....then about 3 times a week off to the gym for a modest, but taxing work out and some aerobic exercise. Back to prepare lunch for partner and our friend who lives with us...and then a nap in the afternoon...or laundry...and back to start dinner...and then another walk with the dog. The Xgeva IS giving me some crazy (not long lasting) feelings of bone pain. Kind of like a bruise in the ribs. It usually only lasts a few minutes and then passes. Doing my best to remember everyday to "Be Thankful" as I have it embroidered and framed by my sister and just at my bedside. Planning our Summer Getaway Trip...to get away from South Florida HEAT!!! in August/Sept. Staying in the U.S.....and seeing some of the northern part of the country....Minneapolis for the state fair and a week of just hanging out...then driving to Mt. Rushmore on a 2-day drive....and then doing a GATE1 Trip...we did one last year in England, Scotland and Ireland...and they make it easy for people who need a nappy....the busses are comfortable and lull almost every one to sleep....and then ending in Salt Lake City where we will hang out with a friend...and then take the California Zephyr (Amtrak, "most scenic American Train") to Sacramento to hand with a friend...and then fly back home from there. I have to plan everything to work with the monthly Oncologist...Xtandi requires blood work every 4 weeks. We are just under the 30 days...hoping to feel as good then. Last PSA was up a little...but last scans looked very good...so hoping for the BEST. If you read this far...I started my "Beard checks" when I got my cancer diagnosis 5 years ago...this is kind of the anniversary. After chemo and starting Xtandi...for a while there wasn't even enough for a goatee and mustache...but a little has come back. Happy Sunday!