I wished I could be as positive as I was on my earlier posts as I proceeded down the HT and radiation path. A good development is the docs have the hot flashes pretty much in control with a drug called Effixor (I hope I spelled that correctly). Shania Twain's "I feel like a Woman" is my new favorite song.
The Lupron and Cassodex (received the six month shot in January) has sucked so much energy from me and it seems like fatigue is a constant companion.
The radiation has gone well, side effects have caught up with me with added fatigue, feeling like I have a mild sun burn in my pelvic region and I geuss bowel distress with Immodium D as my new best friend. Today was session 28 and I only have ten left.
Apparently, with what remaining radiation they can give me, they will isolate the radiation to the cavity where the postate used to be and the sorrounding tissues. I am looking forward to crossing the finish line and to slowly regain the energy I had before I started the last two treatments.
Kudo's to the amazing men and women that have dedicated their lives to this disease. When I go up to the deli to get lunch after my radiation treatments, I run into the nurses that gave my the Provenge infusions, the surgeons that operated on me, the U.O. that met me in the ER when my catheter was clogged in the middle of the night, the U.O. that operated on my to rebuiild critical functionality and many of those in the radiation unit and so on. They are all so happy that I am alive and doing as well as I am.
Kudos to those that worry about us, pray for us and may God bless those we live with if they are struggling to deal with the reality of our cancer, that their anxiety can be lifted, their depression lifted so they can enjoy the small miracles that take place on a daily basis as we battle prostate cancer.
DRE Positive, Tumor Left Apex, Biopsy 7 out of 12 positive, Gleason 9 (5+4) both sides, Dx 2/15/11,
RRP 4/27/11. Pathology, 25% cancer, PCa in margins, lymph node, seminal vesicles, pt3bI, One lymph node positive
12-19-12 Lost my less than sign on my ultra-senstivie PSA test. Currently 0.01
1st Lupron Shot (45 mg) and Cassodex on January 11, 2013
IMRT Scheduled for 38 sessions.