I had a prostatectomy in January 2017 at age 66 when my PSA was 9.3 but in January 2018 the PSA rose to 18. I commenced eligard and my psa reduced to 1.3 in July 2019 before my PSA increased to 18. I commenced Xandi and my PSA at first reduced to 7.7 before rising to 40. I had a gallium 68 PSMA pet/ct scan that showed intense psma uptake.
I had my first Lu-177 infusion in Febuary 2021 after Enzalutamide (Xtandi) stopped working and PSA increased to 50. My first infusion reduced my PSA to 3.1. My second infusion on 8 April 2021 reduced my PSA to .65. Over the past six months we continued to monitor my PSA which rose to 1 in the first 4 months and to 5.2 after 8 months.
I have agreed with my Oncologist to commence Zytiga now and to monitor on a monthly basis to see if we can buy time. If PSA continues it upward projection than I will probably commence the fourth and fifth infusions of LU 177.
Knowing there is no cure I focus on buying time while living life to the fullest. In the last 12 months I have travelled to Norfolk Island off Austraia twice, driven from Brisbane Australia to Longreach Queensland Australia some 2350 kilometers and driven from Brisbane to Cooktown Queensland Australia some 4100 kilometers. I have attached a photo of a unit at Airlie Beach on the great Barrier Reef that we stayed at on our trip to Cooktown
Wow that's a gorgeous view.
You are making me jealous. Lately I have been depressed seeing my husband physically failing and knowing that our traveling days may be ending. Great that you are enjoying it while you can.