Earlier Christmas present

VascodaGama
VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,513 Member
edited December 2013 in Prostate Cancer #1

 

Yes, I got a Christmas present today.

 

The PSA of today’s results come at 0.85 ng/ml. The Testosterone was 4.89 ng/ml (489 ng/dL).  Tongue Out

 

These values are lower than the last ones taken in September 2013, and represent a plateau after the steep increase at the beginning of my “vacations” from HT drugs. This is a surprise and difficult to understand but I am thrilled. 

I am on the 20th month of my off-drugs period and  still waiting for the PSA to reach the mark of 2.5 to get a PET/CT image study for locating the bandit’s living quarters. I am enjoying life without the side effects and hopefull to the day I will Zzzzapppp the bandit for good.

The chronology of the PSA while in “vacations” is as follows:

Nov 2011: PSA=0.02, T=0.32 (last Eligard 6-month shot)
May 2012: PSA=0.02, T=<0.01 (End of Eligard’s effectiveness; Starting Off-Drugs perio
Aug 2012: PSA=0.02, T=0.11
Nov 2012: PSA=0.03, T=0.56
Jan 2013: PSA=0.13, T=2.52 (PSADT=1.96 months; PSAv=0.20 ng/ml per month)
May 2013: PSA=0.71, T=3.84 ng/ml (384 ng/dL)
Jul 2013: PSA= 0.73, T=3.44
Sep 2013: PSA=0.88, T=4.90
Dec 2013: PSA=0.85, T=4.86

If interested you can follow my story in the links of my previous thread at;
http://csn.cancer.org/node/253261

 

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a joyful New Year with health and good results, to all of you.

VGama  LaughingKissKiss

 

Comments

  • traveler
    traveler Member Posts: 28 Member
    congrats

    VGama,

    great news Christmas did come early for you !!

    Best wishes for 2014 and many more <1 numbers!!

    T

  • CC52
    CC52 Member Posts: 103 Member
    That is some fantastic news

    That is some fantastic news VG, and I hope it continues for you moving forward. Thanks for all you do here in support of each of us.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes sent your way as well .

    CC

  • moonlitnight
    moonlitnight Member Posts: 58
    CC52 said:

    That is some fantastic news

    That is some fantastic news VG, and I hope it continues for you moving forward. Thanks for all you do here in support of each of us.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes sent your way as well .

    CC

    Well done!

    How wonderful! So happy for you...

  • mrspjd
    mrspjd Member Posts: 694 Member
    Great news!

    Gotta love it when predictions come true in the form of excellent news and early gifts (even if the details were a bit off): http://csn.cancer.org/node/244938#comment-1267392

     

    Congrats!

  • hopeful and optimistic
    hopeful and optimistic Member Posts: 2,333 Member
    A Toast

    of fine California wine to the good news, and your continued health..............Tongue OutTongue Out

  • lewvino
    lewvino Member Posts: 1,010
    What a great present!

    What a great present!

  • SeattleJ
    SeattleJ Member Posts: 32
    Congrats!!

    Congratulations on the good news. I'll raise a glass of Washington red to your continued good results tonight!

    Happy Holidays!

    John

  • CarlosAlberto2
    CarlosAlberto2 Member Posts: 24
    Parabéns (Congrats)

    Congratulations Vasco. This is the type of news that makes the best Christmas gift.

    I share with you the passion by red wine , so I will make a toast with Esporão or another Alentejano (Cartuxa maybe) wine.

    Have a Happy Christmas

    Carlos

  • Kyla74
    Kyla74 Member Posts: 7
    Great News!

    Congrats on your results!!  Smile    

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! 

    Kyla

  • Josephg
    Josephg Member Posts: 317 Member
    Early Christmas Present

    GREAT news, Vasco, indeed.

     

    Truly an outstanding Christmas present for you.

     

    Have a great holiday season and Happy New Year!

  • MichaelF1002
    MichaelF1002 Member Posts: 54
    Terrific News!

    So happy to hear about your good results.  You deserve the best.  We all appreciate your contribution here.

    Happy New Year

    Michael

  • Builder23
    Builder23 Member Posts: 29
    VG

    Fantastic results!  I am so happy for you.

    As you can see from the posts you are so important to all of us, we relish in your success and wish you continued good health.  Thanks for all your

    encouragement.

     

    Builder23Laughing