I think I have had all the "textbook" side effects as follows:
Hot flashes (my favorite)
Loss of body hair (so far no impact on what's left on my noggin)
No libido (still appreciate a nice looking woman just not inclined to pursue)
Shrinking testicles (most sites did not mention this one and maybe it is my imagination)
Weight gain (I had lost 20 LBS just prior to my diagnosis through exercise and now have put back on 17 of them. Trying to work them back off now that radiation is done)
I have not suffered from the depression that others have mentioned. I think that may be partly due to my optimistic nature. Nor have I had any decline (at least that I have noticed) in my cognitive ability. I have been taking some technical courses throughout my treatment and have done OK in them.
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
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
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.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09