Saturday, June 21, 2014

Digesting this last cancer center visit

When Dr. Flaig told us that the next drug in line for Marshall would be something called Xtandi, he casually mentioned that occasionally "some men fall" while on this medication. He didn't really go into any more detail.

So we looked Xtandi up today and learned that a seizure is the most serious of the POSSIBLE side effects of Xtandi, so if you are on Xtandi you need to avoid any activity that could injure you or others if you were to have a seizure. The percentage of men on Xtandi who have had seizures is something like 0.9% so it is a low number, but you wouldn't want to take a chance.

So that would mean that Marshall would have to give up driving his motorcycle, or the car, or even the ATV.

So we had a conversation tonight about how that would affect his mindset if he goes on that drug. And after we talked about it and hugged some more, he realized it wouldn't be that much different from what we do now. He really doesn't go anywhere without me, so if I was driving instead of him, it's no big deal. But the motorcycle would be tough.

Oh, well, we don't know for sure if that's going to happen, so we're going to put it on the back burner until we go back for the next visit.

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