Today was our monthly visit to the Cancer Center. Marshall has been in a deep depression for the past week or so. It's awful. I know he's in the house but we don't really talk. And as we approach Cancer Center Day, he always starts getting worked up.
His first appointment was with the psychiatrist. I asked him if it was helpful and he said "yes."
Then over to the lab for blood work. Then to the oncologist where we saw the Nurse Practitioner (Kathryn).
All of the regular tests today came out exactly where they should be. The PSA went up from 2.46 to 4.64. Kathryn said that since his PSA has been "bouncing" and since he has no pain, this rise is nothing to get concerned about and will probably go back down next month.
We discussed depression and she prescribed Venlafaxine so he will try that and see if it helps.
He needs to get a Pneumonia 13 shot (which is kind of a booster) and they will do that at the next visit.
That's it for today......
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