Well today was somewhat of a milestone for me...I visited with both my surgeon and my R-doc..They were both quite pleased with the way things were going six months out from the completion of SRT..They both cringed at my suggestion that we stop the HT after 6 months (now)...They presented me with studies that support a two year course of Hormone Therapy..I caved in, agreed to another 6 month shot of Eligard on the promise I could end it there and monitor the PSA closely for a year and see what if anything develops..
Speaking of PSA, mine was still undetectable..My "T" level had climbed slightly from 6 to 13. It has been almost 7 months since my first shot...
Surgeon suggested a bone density test to be sure the HT was not rotting my skeleton....His nurse suggested Black Cohosh as a sure-fire cure for hot flashes..We shall see....All in all, it was a pretty good day...
I think you made the right choice to stay with the two year HT program. And time passes so this phase will be behind you before you know it.
Bone density test also seems wise. I had some bone density loss after going on HT so don't be surprised if that is the case with you.
But basically, congratulations on the good course, and keep the wind behind you or to your side.
Age 66, PC diagnosed 7/2009 at age 65
Stage: T2c, Gleason: 9 (4 + 5), 6 of 6 cores positive
Bone, CAT and MIR scans negative
Treatment: brachytherapy (103 palladium), 100 gy, 11/2009 + IMRT on Novalis, 45 gy, 3/2010 + ADT3 (Lupron + Casodex+Avodart)
PSA: 7/2009, At time of diagnosis -- 11.9
10/2009 -- 5.0 ; 12/2009 -- 0.56 ; 5/2010 -- 0.15
8/9/2010 -- 0.06 ; 11/2010 -- 0.013; 2/25/2011-- 0.005