Getting Nervous for the First Time

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   Posted 2/20/2011 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys and Gals: (all inclusive on this forum)
Waiting for my blood test results three months after my first injection of Zoladex.  I see my Dr. on Thursday for my second, three month injection and results.  I am nervous because I have had none of the customary SE of HT.  Would I have them after three months or are they yet to come?  I'm hoping that the HT has not only lowered my PSA but also my "T levels".  As I had very little adjustment to Zoladex, I fear that my results will be very disappointing. I will post them after my visit to the Dr.  Anyone else out there experience this situation?
Age 59 at Diagnosis 62 now
01/08 PSA 4.17 DRE showed node
03/08 RP - pT3a 10% ca / Nerve Sparing, margins clear, no invasion
Continent 3 weeks post surgery / ED
06/08 until 08/09 PSA 0.01
08/09 PSA .14
09/09 SRT / 36 treatments
01/10 PSA .13
08/11/10 PSA 3.44
30/11/10 Zoladex ADT

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/20/2011 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I can only, say, good luck, with this test, and whatever is on your path ahead.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3149
   Posted 2/21/2011 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Should work well for you and you got lucky with no side effects? (nice)
Kreskin prediction for your psa (also called s.w.a.g. approach): .05+-
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), ct and bone scans looked clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed again and still working

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 2/21/2011 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a couple of Zoladex shots and it took a while for the side effects to really become noticeable....mostly hot flashed and loss of libido. It's been over four years since treatment, but seems to me it was more toward the second shot around three months before I had the SEs.

I do know everyone is a little different - not sure if there's a correlation between HT SEs and overall success. Good Luck!
Sterd 82

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   Posted 2/21/2011 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck!
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