I thought it would be interesting to share results from my first 5 sessions of chemo and maybe get some thoughts.
Cycle 1, 2, 4 and 5 have been mainly low impact from side effects, fatigue is always tough through days 3-7 but after a week the energy comes back. I've hopefully mitigated any neuropathy by using hand and feet ice packs my nails appear normal and no feet tingling that some guys reports. I've definitely noticed fewer shoulder aches, but those melted away after cycle one. I had one scan after cycle 3 and due another after cycle 6 to view disease progression/reduction.
My PSA has never reacted to treatment in a sharp way, with numbers as follows:
Pre chemo 47
Cycle 1. 55
Cycle 2. 35
Cycle 3. 112
Cycle 4. 78
There has already been discussion whether to stay with chemo after cycle 6. My thoughts are that it's not working in a dramatic way but very conscious of burning through treatments. Xtandi, radium 223 or Thorium would be my next choices.