It's hard to believe that it's been 15 months since I last posted. So much has happened in my life that the blog took second (tenth?) place. But I AM STILL ALIVE!
I am 15 months out from Lupron and about 17 months out from chemo. The good news WAS that my PSA for many months dropped to unmeasurable and my testosterone rose to stratospheric levels so, in some ways I began to feel like me again. Then over the last year my PSA began to creep back up.
On top of that, the chemo (docetaxel) caused horrific neuropathy in my hands/feet, arms and legs. The pain is debilitating and requires 4 different meds to keep at bay. In reading blogs from women who have had this drug, this sometimes persists for years or never goes away.
So I have traded extra length of life for lack of quality. If I had it to do over again, I'd take neither drug and just ride out my life. The only option I seem to have is cannabis oil which, living in the very "progressive state of Texas" makes that difficult to pursue.
I plan to start writing again as I continue this journey to bring you up to date on the events of the last year as well as my plans for the future. I appreciate any and all comments and forms of support.