You are correct the Lupron is the hormone and it is an injection into the muscle. The larger the muscle the better. (No jokes about my big behind)
The radiation is daily five days a week. My course is for nine weeks (45 daily treatments). Yes the number (#) refers to the treatment number. I just came home from #34 today. I am in and out of the treatment center in about 15 minutes so they do not take a lot of time each day. Yes I am counting them down and looking forward to concluding the course.
The faith and good attitude will serve him well as will his empathy for others. Everyone needs a "smart aleck" it helps to keep you grounded.
Best of luck for a successful treatment.