Sounds like my path - to a point. My summary -
1. Surgery 4/2005
2. Bone lesions (spine, hip, shoulder and cranium) discovered 8/2011 PSA 990
3. Hormone therapy 9/2011 (Zoladex same as Lupron) PSA 22
4. PSA started to rise 1/2012 started Bicalutimide
5. PSA continued to rise - started Docetaxel (Chemo) 5/10/2012 PSA 99
6. Finished 6th round of Chemo 8/23/2012 PSA 36 now on Chemo "holiday"
7. Had "check up on 9/27/2012 PSA stable - discussed several possible paths to take when the PSA indicates the need.
The idea now is to slow the cancer down and have a high quality of life. The best advice I've been given is to exercise vigorously (I try to do it daily). It really makes a big difference in my physical and mental feeling. The next best advice was to keep a positive attitude. My philosophy is that there is no black cloud that doesn't have a silver lining. Some are hard to find but I believe they are there. Attitude does play a big role in how things work out. I always end my posts with the following:
Keep it positive and Smile :)