Thank you all so very much - I knew what to ask when I was diagnosed with the ca, but with my husband, I didn't even know where to begin. I have no idea what the Gleason is, so I will ask that next time I go. I do know about
the PSA and my husband's was 45 in April 2007. He has been on the Lupron (every 3 months) and Casodex and Zemeta (thank you for the sp). His PSA has fallen to under 1. He had a biopsy on a lymph node in his neck and also on the prostate. Other than that, there was no surgery. (Too late I guess.) He has had all tests done and showed PCa in lymph nodes and bones, no organs involved yet. He had no symptoms either except that he fell one day and the pain in his leg would not go away. That is how it was found. He is very quiet about
things, and I am not even very sure how he feels. I have asked if he is depressed, and he says no, but I do wonder. I have to ask him all the time if he hurts. He has trouble standing for any length of time as his stomach hurts. Also, he has had trouble walking for any length of time. He has to sit and rest. It seems that most of you (or husband's) don't have this pain. That is what I am questioning. The oncologist said it should go away--but when? This has been since April 2007 and he still has the pain. I am thinking maybe we should look into radiation, but I hate to start that too soon. Won't it make his resistant and more sensitive to the radiation if he has to have it later on?
Thanks again for the wonderful advice from all of you. I do need this, even if my husband thinks he doesn't. Sandy