Thanks for the encouraging words. I have had the tummy trouble and fatigue as well but both seem to have evaporated after the full pelvic portion of the treatment. I am in good spirits for the most part just having a bad day yesterday due to a bum knee that had me laid up. I was feeling so good that I went to the gym and just got a little over exuberant and messed up my knee. Both attitude and knee much better today.
Best regards to your uncle and you.
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.