Jul 23, 2011 - 12:41 pm
Just joined this forum today - definitly looks like a great place for information. I do want to thank everyone who has shared thier experiences.
Has been a very tramatic 12 days for me. Within these last days I had a blood test and the PSA showed abnormal high - as a level of 1440. Since than I have had a bone density scan which showed the prostrate cancer has spread - wide spread - through my bones. I have no pain at all - but I did in Feb fall of a step ladder and for about a month after that my tailbone hurt a lot than the pain gradually went away. Within the last 2 months or so no major discomfort at all.
He also said I need to be careful as the prostrate cancer in the bone does show I am at risk of fracture - He recommended no jumping / running - but to do some walking and not become a couch potato.
He prescribed BICALUTAMIDE, 2 tablets (50 mg each)to be taken once a day at the same time of day. I started taking that on Thursday 21 July. I am also taking 500 Mg of Calcium with 400 IU Vitamin D twice a day - making sure I am not taking the calcium within 3 hours of the Bicalutamide. (the calcium/Vitamin D being suggested by my son-in-law who is a doctor).
Next week I get a CAT scan and than on 4 Aug see the Oncologist (for the first time).
Any words of advice will be greatly appreciated!
What can I expect here?