Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tumultuous Journey Smooths Out

.My  post treatment two year anniversary PSA came in at .8.  UFPTI considers any post treatment PSA under 1.5 as a positive sign. In retrospect over the past year and a half all six of my PSAs have been under this guideline. Hooray and hallelujah for a reassuring post treatment trend.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Promising Turn of Events

Rather than continuing its upward trend, my PSA registered a reassuring .8 this trimester. A second positive step occurred in my recovery,i.e.,the total absence of colonic bleeding. The reader may recall 30% of us who undergo proton radiation experience such bleeding. Needless to say I am extremely pleased with these developments.
Other than routine PSA monitoring the next most notable milestone in my post treatment history will be a colonscopy which is overddue, but should take place next spring. In the meantime HAPPY HOLIDAYS!