That's great news indeed!
The hot flashes kicked in for me just about 2 months into ht --- same for loss of libido. My wife and daughter told me I was acttual a bit easier to get along with on HT! More patient --- not much temper. This may sound weird, but my wife joked that for birthday/Chirstmas shopping for her improved greatly as well --- not making this up!
All in all, not all that bad of experience. It took about 6 months after the therepy ended for the side effects to dissapear. Not hot flashes, lidido back in full, and a much shorter fuse (our daughter is 16 and I love here beyond words, but Dad's of teenage girls can sure relate to the shorter fuse these days).
AND...even though hormone therepay is not technically considered curative, my doc has had several patients that had a permanent response to ht and never went back on it again. So happy further treatment is in place --- needed to happen! Good luck!
Age 47 - pre-surgery PSA 39
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of November 29, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of May 14, 2008 undetectable
Next PSA November of 2008