Sunday, May 26, 2013

Beautiful Sunday....

Today is just a gorgeous day here in the mountains. I think I'll go to the mall. It's 60 miles away, but I think I'll go anyway.

My eye is doing better each day. On my followup visit to the doctor, they took the left lens out of my glasses to see if that would help me and I was still adjusting, so that didn't really help. But this morning I put those glasses on and tried again and I think they will do the trick until I can get new glasses. So everything is progressing nicely.

Marshall's visit to the Cancer Center on Thursday went well. We saw the Nurse Practitioner (I think I told you that we don't see the oncologist any more ... he has put us in the hands of his Nurse Practitioner and we will only see him if there are problems -- let's hope we never see him again).

She did lab work and said that all of Marshall's tests are good. His alkaline phosphate (phosphatase??) gets lower every time. I have no idea what that is, but she said that (1) it means his PSA is likely continuing to go down; and (2) his bones are doing good. Excellent news.

So he headed off on his trip. Today he is at my daughter's house in St. Louis. He expects to get to his sister's in Ohio on Monday. He is having a great time. And so am I. It's a win-win.

He and Tricia were out and about and came across the mascot for St. Louis' KSHE Radio. I understand his name is Sweet Meat??

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I had my cataract surgery today and I guess it will take a few days (or weeks) to see if it was successful. Right now I don't notice any difference in vision and my eye feels gritty. I'm sure that's all normal.

Marshall continues to feel good and tomorrow is his next monitoring appointment up at the University Hospital. He is going to pack up his bike tonight and after his appointment tomorrow he will head off for a 2-week trip to Ohio and maybe South Dakota to visit family and friends. I have my followup appointment with the ophthalmologist tomorrow so I won't be at Marshall's appointment, but I think I will be able to be there by speaker phone.

That's all for now. Pretty good, isn't it?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Busy Busy Busy

Marshall continues to feel good and it feels like all we do is go-go-go. He is itching for the weather to finally settle into spring and summer so he can start his bike trips. If all goes well, he plans to leave here on May 23rd and head to Ohio for a week or so.

In the meantime, I am getting ready for cataract surgery next week and I can't wait to get that over with.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

53 days pain-free and another exciting checkup

Still pain free and enjoying life. Planning a busy summer.

Today was another 2-week checkup. All lab work was right where it should be. But the high point of the visit was learning that the PSA has now gone down to 5.1. What a great day.

Also, the nurse practitioner told us about another patient who in 2008 had a PSA of 750 with lots of pain. They started this guy on Zytiga (the drug that is working miracles with Marshall) and his pain went away and his PSA came down to the 100s and has stayed there consistently for over four years. He has stayed pain free That is a great story to hear.

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