December 17 2016

Life on the Road


Hello, Squirrel Cam watchers, family, friends, followers on my Facebook page.  First thing first, Mvto, or thanks.  I want all to have the best of holidays, no matter what religion you follow or don’t.  Now, to let everyone know, what the status of my health is.  I just had a recent CT-scan and the results were discussed with my Oncologist.  He was very happy and so am I.  The scan showed no growth in the metz in my spine.  My lymph nodes show little to no activity.  As of now, the immunotherapy is doing it’s job by keeping them all in check.  My blood work, shows my PSA reading in the normal levels, although they are slowly rising.  It’s good news, but I still have cancer, and how long I can stay on this treatment isn’t known.  So, for now, we keep doing what we are doing and hope it stays this way for a long while.  

5 Responses to “Life on the Road”

  1. Tom from Florida says:

    Bob, keep it up.
    Best to you and yours on this holiday season.

  2. ldervish says:

    You and your docs have done well this past year, and we were so happy to hear about it. Thanks for spreading some joy in a world that seems to be lacking it. Happy Holidays!

  3. Chad Tanner says:

    Robert, good to hear about the cancer…you are a strong person and will beat this! Merry Christmas to both you and Deb…love ya both!

  4. Butch says:

    Prayers for you and Merry Christmas.
    We remember the days of “Bubba.”

  5. Databrokers says:

    Doctors often say that the median survival time for a patient diagnosed with AIPC is two to three years, but many men live much longer. How do you explain that?

    OH: I think there are two populations with androgen-independent prostate cancers. There are patients who develop metastases quickly and progress quickly, and there are patients who have slower-growing cancers. As we discussed, many of our patients are diagnosed with cancer before the advent of metastases because we’re monitoring their PSA levels so closely. And we know that often those patients will live five years or longer after diagnosis of AIPC. The survival statistics give an average that includes both patients who progress quickly and those who progress more slowly. This makes it difficult to predict how long an individual patient will survive. Beyond averages, we don’t have a lot of good data.

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