Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Answer To My Previous Question…

So, What else can go wrong?!?

Last week I had a bone scan done… Monday I saw the oncologist and had a CT Scan done… What else can go wrong?  Well, of course there is always more that can go wrong...but in this case it is just more bad news.  The bone scan showed further involvement in my pelvis… The doctor didn’t go into how much more involvement there was, but he did say it’s time to stop the Abiraterone and move on to something else… So, at this time I have decided to have another go at chemotherapy with Docetaxel… I really wish there were other, better options at this time, but this is probably the best way to go right now.  This, of course is NOT what Cindy and I wanted to hear.  With the news of being grandparents in a few months time, the last thing I want to be doing is chemo...but if it helps, even a little, then it will be worth it.  I’ll see the oncologist again in a few weeks to get the results of the CT Scan…

For the past few weeks, the discomfort in the ischium area of my pelvis has been increasing… I didn’t notice it so much when I broke the bone in my foot, but now that the foot isn’t as sore, my butt is!!  I will be adjusting my pain meds until I can get comfortable again.  The biggest problem I am finding is the energy to do things… I have been forcing myself to take our dog out for a walk… and it feels good to get the fresh air… Hopefully I will be able to continue with short walks every day...maybe even a few times a day, instead of one good long walk… I’ve got to keep moving!!  With a pelvic fracture, a foot fracture and cancer in my ischium, things just aren’t lining up for me to get a lot of exercise...lol

I will also be getting a PICC line inserted...supposedly the day before I start chemo.  This will make it easier for all of my treatments and future blood draws… Having the PICC line means they won’t have to go digging around to find a vein! 

So here we go again!!  Another battle...it gets tougher each time… but I WILL NOT back down!… I WILL NOT give in!… I am READY TO FIGHT!!!

Until next time....

Posted by John on 10/24 at 02:12 PM
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