Since my first treatment (April 26th) with lu 177 my PSA has gone from 227 to 600 to (in just the past two weeks) 932. My last scans showed more widespread Mets to bones all over my body.
My latest (yesterday) bloodwork has my ANC number back to 1.7–This number means I am eligible to take another treatment in the trial. My oncologist back in Miami has basically said another treatment is probably going to kill me. That being from her limited experience with the lu 177. My Hemoglobin and a lot of my other cell counts are still very low, my platelets are very low. Omaha is a long way from home and I am longing to be home. That said I’d stay another year or two if I was getting good results at all from the treatment. I am being encouraged to do one more treatment, but I can’t see any intelligent reason to expect a different outcome from a second treatment than I got from the first. If anyone out there sees things differently than this and can explain why they would, I would like to hear Why? I still feel so good most days, was just a little fatigue if I overdo myself and a little shortness of breath. Most people have such a hard time believing that I have cancer, let alone stage four cancer. Doing another treatment I think will fix that. Going through the nausea the weakness and the shortness of breath (again) I am fairly sure it will take a toll on my body and my appearance. Life is Beautiful.