Had blood drawn this morning for my 6 month PSA. It has now been exactly 59 months since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, 57 months since prostatectomy, and 48 months since the commencement of salvage radiation (IMRT). So far, so good. PSA has been less than 0.1, which is undetectable on the standard assay. As I noted before, I'm a little concerned about my white blood cells, and will see what the radiation oncologist says about that.
I had a weigh-in at Weight Watchers today. I lost 1.6 lbs. this week, 1.8 lbs. the week before, and 26 lbs. since I joined. My body mass index has just fallen within the healthy range (now 24, was 28) and my appearance has changed dramatically, especially my face. I feel much better not dragging all that fat around, my blood pressure has come down a bit, and I've lost 4 inches in my waist. I now get questioned all the time about how I did it. It's not hard, and I don't feel like I'm depriving myself. I had a donut from Dunkin' Donuts this morning, for example. Last week I had a big slice of birthday cake at a party and I have a regular pub night (beer, nachos) with some co-workers. But I track it all as carefully as I can, and do my best to stay within the allowed number of points.