Hello SC, I share a G9 with you, along with the Lupron. I started my HT treatment last November, for a two year stretch. My uro tells me that it takes 12 to 18 months for your t levels to return.
I am on the 4 month shot interval for a total of 3 per year. I go back in October to begin my second year. I could be mistaken, but my perception is that my energy/stamina levels are slightly higher as I approach the time for my next shot. That is a contradiction to what my uro says. He tells me that, when the shots are given on time, t levels remain at castrate levels throughout the treatment period. Maybe my perception radar needs calibrating. I guess it doesn't matter anyway.
Good luck with your HT. We should compare notes occasionally.
If you are interested in chatting via email or phone, let me know, and we'll work out the details. I live in central Louisiana.
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/10 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes & Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
9/3/10 - 0.04 99% continent
10/14/10, 0.04, and lupron #1, 99.9% continent
Total ED, implant on 12/15/10
2/11 - 0.04, HT #2
6/11 - 0. , HT #3
Post Edited (kbota) : 8/28/2011 7:34:16 PM (GMT-6)