I'm right there with you, Fairwind. I just finished my third week of the RapidArc, with Lupron and Casodex starting together a couple weeks before that. I'm not exactly a bundle of energy, and having more frequent trips to the bathroom. The RO gave me some Uroatrel a couple days ago to help deal with the sometimes overly-frequent urination, but I'm a little wary since it says ED drugs can potentiate the hypotensive effects.
I'm fortunate in that I get off work each day at 2:30 and stop by for my treatments on my way home (hospital is only a few blocks out of the way) at 3:00, then home. To my surprise I can also get cell phone reception in the room by placing my phone across the room closer to the door and wearing my bluetooth on the table, so I'm generally talking to my girlfriend during the treatment. I don't talk much during the treatment itself, but it's nice to have her "there" with me.
BTW, I got my first post-Lupron PSA test back this week at <0.10. That looks fantastic since my one prior to that was 2.2. I also asked for them to test my vitamin D levels (at my girlfriend's suggestion) and i came in low; 30-100 is normal and i'm at 25. Guess I'd better get consistent with taking the vit D suppliment I have sitting on the shelf.
Age at diagnosis 5/10: 49
PSA: 5/08 1.6, 5/10 4.7
Initial GS 7 (4+3)
Biopsy: 14 out of 15 positive, up to 95%
Bone scan and CT clear
RRP on 7/20/10 by Dr William Catalona at Northwestern
40% nerve-sparing on each side, with bilateral nerve graft performed
Final GS 7 (4+3) with a tertiary amount (less than 5%) showing at 5
PSA 8/23/10 1.59, confirmed 8/26/10 1.7
Post Edited (pogmothoin) : 12/18/2010 8:23:36 AM (GMT-7)