We just got back from Houston. It has been 6 months again and that means that it was time for Brian to go to MD Anderson and get his 6 month check-up. If you are new to my page, Brian was diagnosed with prostate cancer and he is seeing the doctors at MD Anderson in Houston. Luckily, it is early stages and he is enrolled in their Watchful Waiting program. This just means that he is not doing any treatment at this time, just waiting and watching. Every 6 months, we head down and Brian gets blood work done, sees the nutritionist, the people involved in the Watchful Waiting program and the doctors. Once a year, he has to get a biopsy. This just happened to be the trip that he had to get the biopsy. He does NOT like this part of the illness, but it is a necessary part so that we are all on the same page and know how the disease is progressing. His PSA (Prostate- Specific Antigen) blood test came back a little higher than the last one, so he definitely had to have the biopsy. But, good news on that front. The doctor called this morning and his Gleason Score remained the same. So, Brian has decided to clean up his diet and start exercising again, of course this makes me happy, but I’d love for it to be for a different reason.
When we go to Houston every time, we split the trip up so we don’t have to drive all the way there an back. We stay at Durant Oklahoma. Why you ask? Well, there is a VERY nice hotel and casino there ~ Choctaw Casino. It’s clean, the rooms are nice and of course, Brian loves the casino! The staff is very nice as well! All the more reason to stay there!
We checked out the pool and I think I could spend some time here for sure! We also ate a Gilley’s. I couldn’t get Brian to ride the mechanical bull, but we enjoyed it anyway! We really do like staying here!
We took our time coming home and stopped at several casinos along the way. We had a good time and tried not to worry about the outcome of the biopsy! So, all in all a good report and more waiting and watching for the next 6 months.