I haven't been here in awhile to report on Irv's progress as sometimes, we just have to take a break...but now I'm really scared about something that may be medication related.
The good news is that Irv's PSA, after 4 months in the "off cycle" is still undetectable at <.02. However, his testosterone is still at a castrate level. He's doubled up the Avodart and, after 2 weeks, his DHT was lowered by 25%, so that's a good sign. We'll check it in another 2 months.
Dr. Myers is attempting to slow the growth of Irv's cancer and keep him in the "off cycle" for as long as possible with a couple of medications and many supplements. One of the medications is Celebrex and it's a high dose at 200 mg 2x per day. We think that this might be activating his ulcerative colitis as he's been experiencing cramps over the past few days and has started to see blood in his stool.
I'm freaking out over this as I've seen what it's like when Irv gets a full blown attack and it's terrible.
So, the bad thing is, it's the weekend.....and we think that we can't get in touch with any doctor so Irv wants to stop the Celebrex and the other drug, Losarton, until he gets in touch with Dr. Myers. I doubt he works on Saturdays.
Just had to check in and share this. I just want things to go well and I worry when I they don't.