Month 117 – Running on Pandemic Time

Is it just me, or is anyone else having pandemic days all blend together and you lose track of time? Late last night (technically very early this morning as I was tossing and turning in bed around 2 a.m.), I realized, “Crap! I didn’t even think about posting on my blog, let alone write anything!”

So here I am on my advertised posting day with three hours and one minute left to get this out on the 11th, and I pretty much have nothing. Well, that’s not entirely true…

I did come across this article on The “New” Prostate Cancer Infolink that talks about PSA doubling times with respect to prostate cancer progression in men with non-metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer.

PSA doubling time and prognosis for men with nmCRPC

Unfortunately, they weren’t able to access the full study report, and the summary that’s provided is pretty high-level, restating the obvious: Shorter PSADT is associated with shorter metastasis-free survival and shorter overall survival.

One of the things that I discovered working in a hospital is that I can sometimes access research reports like this via its computer network. I’ll see if I can access this report to learn more details about the study and, if I can, I’ll share anything I learn.

Whew! Finished with time to spare. 🙂

Stay well and keep living the pandemic life as best and as safely you can wherever you happen to be.

4 thoughts on “Month 117 – Running on Pandemic Time

  1. seaniejoe

    Well Dan , here I am at 1:30 am tossing and turning myself also. So I picked up my phone and what do I see? “Dans Journey through prostate cancer” which I have been reading monthly or so for approximately 4 years now. Happy to say when I first found your blog I was scared and confused about what to with the news my dr had just given me. Reading your blod( in its entirely like a novella) made me feel at peace with my disease, able to come to grips and thing clearly about the decision I was about to make. I never looked back. I’m always grateful to read a new chapter in your continuing saga. Mostly when I read I realize Dan is beating this cancer and many men are too, me included.
    I’m very grateful the good Lord has given me the eyes to see the great things as well as the terrible.
    I can see me and you Dan are the lucky ones and must never forget that or we will just be cranky old men. Heaven help us!!!
    Stay well my brother and peace to you.
    -Sean

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    1. Hi Sean,

      Thanks for your comment and encouraging words. It means a lot to me to know that I’ve been making a difference with this endeavor. You’re right about being lucky, especially as I close in on the 10-year anniversary of my diagnosis. I’m not sure about the cranky old man part. If you ask some of my friends, that ship may have already sailed for me! 🙂 (Just kidding. Mostly.)
      Stay well!
      Dan

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  2. Charles McGill

    Hi Dan, no doubt that the PSADT is a strong predictor of progression. If you do access it and post a blog about it may I suggest you also re-issue your previously mentioned link to the Sloan Kettering doubling time calculator? Keep up the good work.

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    1. Hi Charles,

      Thanks for the suggestion. I was able to access the full article and looks like it might be a cure for my insomnia. 🙂 I’ll go through it and see what’s worthy of sharing. Stay well!

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