On Friday I visited my oncologist, Dr W. He was very supportive and pleased to see me back in Australia. I am having a bone scan and a CT scan next week. Dr W has commenced the process for me to have a psma scan. I feel positive about this scan as it will detect tiny tumours if any, and I can compare it with the one I had in 2016. If it is clear, great! If not, at least we will know where it is and have some idea of how best to treat it.
Dr W will see me again at the end of June. Next psa around 20 June. It appears he sees no great urgency at this stage. There are 3 treatment options, radiation, hormone therapy or chemotherapy. There have been improvements in hormone therapy and that sounds like a good option to me. Dr W said he can arrange for me to take sufficient medication with me to Canada. Chemo would require me to stay in Australia and to me is not a good option anyway.
Meanwhile I am catching up with friends and family. I feel well and life is good. I miss S and she misses me. All of this is so new to her and it is hard to take sometimes. We try to stay positive, but of course there are moments when tears flow.
I thank everyone who reads this for their support, spoken or unspoken.