JNF: I believe if you read Dr. Meyer's book you get a whole new understanding of HT, I kind of laugh when I hear some of these guys talk about
the SE's when they have never even been on the treatment. There really is no argument against trying HT but if it causes SE's you can't deal with you can stop at anytime.
You and I are still trying for a cure so I do believe it is easier for us because there's still the possibility that we may never have to go back to HT. The 2 years I have been on HT, I look at as money in the bank.
I almost went with HDR followed by IMRT but a surgeon that I really liked got hold of me and lead me that direction.
My Dr. sat down with me and went over the stats relating to how long to stay on HT, I'm the one who said 24 months, he felt 12- 24 was correct but leaned towards the lower number because my PSA immediately became undetectable after my first injection. I just felt like I had taken it that far I might as well do the full monty. I don't want to revisit this PCa sh@! for a long long time.
Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node involvement.
4/24/08 -Started on Lupron and Casodex preparing for HDRT and IMRT in late July. This treatment will not preclude me from surgery if