Hi Sonny. I'm sure there will be a lot of information on HT here soon. I can only pass along the tiny bit that I have experienced. Received a 90 day regimen of Bicalutamide back in the middle of Feb and got the 3-4 month shot of Lupron at the end of Feb. Neither one was really very troublesome but I now have no hair on my legs any more and lost most of my chest hair. Whiskers and scalp hair growth have also slowed down lately. Have put on a few pounds around the belly and a couple weeks ago had some BAD mood swings. Have had numerous hot flashes but they are finally tapering off during the last few days. That stuff did weaken me somewhat but not to the point where it worried me. Didn't weaken me to the point that I could NOT do the "honey do's.
I am really anxious to hear the information that the other PC guys will offer on the HT treatments. Although my HT therapy was really only to shrink my prostate for Brachytherapy, I still did receive the stuff. Hey, whatever it takes.
Bob, located in Southern Colorado
Age 73 Retired Railroader.
Dx Jan 2010, Volume 51.345
Gleason 3+4=7, second opinion 4+3=7 (Don't know which to believe)
2.6 4/96.......... 3.7 4/07
1.9 5/97.......... 3.2 1/08
2.3 4/98.......... 6.1 4/09
2.2 10/99......... 5.3 5/09
2.4 8/00......... 5.3 8/09
2.3 6/01......... 6.9 10/09
2.9 2/03......... 7.3 12/09
3.6 4/04......... 6.1 1/10
3.0 5/05......... 5.0 3/10
4.7 4/06......... 0.7 5/10 (Lupron/Bicalutamide)
Volume study at CPCC (Westmont, IL) Feb 15, 2010 = 55.7cc
On Feb 15, 2010 put on 90 days of Bicalutamide
Got LHRH Lupron shot on Feb 29,2010
Another Volume study May 24, 2010 = in mid-40cc
BRACHYTHERAPY received May 26, 2010
Received 80 I-125 (Iodine seeds)
Activity per seed (mCi) 0.373
Total activity implanted (mCi)29.80
Measured exposure @ 3 feet (mR/hr) 0.06
Received the Brachytherapy at the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center from Dr. Brian Moran
Walked in the facilty and just a few hours later walked right out.
No after effects other than just a little sore from the needle sticks but NOT serious
enough to take ANY meds for pain.
PSA to be taken in three months (Aug 2010).