Every treatment available for me has been tried and failed. Chemotherapy barely scratched the surface. The last session being the worst as the nurse fumbled for a vein and missed. This is what chemotherapy achieved….PSA doubled to 530. After 4 sessions PSA is now 466. 8 weeks of feeling like crap, loss of taste, hair loss, moon face due to steroids. My initial instinct to refuse chemo proved to be correct. I am still feeling weak and tired and I have a large red scaly area of skin where the last chemo chemicals leaked into my wrist.
However, I am beginning to feel better again and I am getting more active. My appetite is good and I am not losing weight. We have decided to return to Australia so that I can see my family and be with them for however much time I have left.
A week ago I was not sure that I would be able to endure the flight. I am hoping my fitness will continue to improve as we have much to do before we depart. We decided to have 2 nights rest in Honolulu before flying to Sydney. This will minimize jetlag and time spent sitting in a plane. We are very fortunate in that my sister and her husband are opening their home to us.
It seems that both myself and this blog are coming to an end before much longer. I can see that many people from all over the world have read parts of my blog, however few have commented or even “liked”. I am guessing that may be due to the blog format. I am happy to answer any questions my readers may have. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org my name is Les.