Scott Goodwin Checks In

Scott Goodwin who periodically has been writing about his journey taking chemotherapy has given us a very moving update. Sadly, Scott is not doing well physically, but he is continuing his valiant fight against this insipid disease. - JTN I thought I would send a much overdue update on my progress with chemo, etc. I [...]

Living My Life In Three Week Cycles

Scott Goodwin has been a guest writer on this blog. He has been sharing his experiences and feelings as he continues his journey on chemotherapy. Scott is not doing as well as we all had hoped. His final paragraph says "When does the time come when a man will stop all treatments and try to [...]

Is the Honeymoon Over? – A New Report from Scott Goodwin

That is the big question I am dealing with this week. I have been so pleased with my recent success with lowering my PSA, but the last test has reversed the trend. My PSA has shown a drastic rise. It went from just under .60 to almost 2.0 within a two week period! As we [...]

Scott Goodwin Reports in with Some Encouraging News

Scott has been graciously reporting on his experience undergoing chemotherapy in this blog. You can see his prior posts by searching by his name. On his last report he shared that he was going to take an unorthodox step, stopping his hormone blockade when on chemo. Normally, when chemotherapy is used to treat advanced prostate [...]

Living Day to Day (Living by PSA)- An Installment of Scott Goodwin’s Personal Experience with Chemotherapy

I completed my third treatment on Christmas Eve. I felt pretty good through the holiday weekend but started to fade a little by Sunday. The major side effect at this point is fatigue. As most of you know taking a nap doesn't always help, but still feels good. Despite the treatment we are on, we [...]

Scott Goodman Shares his Fourth Update on his Chemotherapy Journey

I had my second chemo treatment last week (Thursday) and it went so much faster with the port-a-cath (see the December 1, 2008 post “Injection Site Issues and Technology” for an explanation of a port-a-cath). As most of us who are traveling this trail will know, our veins take a regular beating from all of [...]

Scott Starts Chemotherapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer, Post II

Scott Goodwin has received his first chemotherapy infusion for his advanced prostate cancer. He has very kindly agreed to share his on going experience and thoughts about receiving chemo. His first comments were shared on November 11, 2008 in the post titled: Scott Goodwin, a 47 Year Old Advanced Prostate Cancer Survivor, Shares His Journey [...]

Chemotherapy – Its Administration and Side Effects

Taxotere (chemotherapy for prostate cancer) is administered intravenously usually in an cancer center or a hospital setting. Often the areas which are designated for chemo administration are referred to as infusion centers. Taxotere is administered with either on a higher dosage schedule of once every three weeks (q3wk) or a lower dosage schedule of once [...]