Redwing, I am 3 months into 6 months of HT. I had a 1-month Eligard shot first, then a 4-month Lupron shot. Last Lupron will be end of July. I have had 1-2 minor hot flashes, some rare sweating, and increased frequency that has gotten better. None of these have been really bothersome. My IMRT will start in June 2013. I don't know Gy's or number of sessions yet. Have physical w/RO coming up May 29.
You mentioned a 2-year Lupron plan. Just wondered, did any of your doctors talk about, or did you ask their opinion regarding ADT3 (Lupron, Casodex, and Avodart)? Is your RO planning a CT scan before starting IMRT, or is the MRI you had enough? My RO plans to do a CT scan, but I prefer to have a MRI and will ask her about that. I know the CT is to look for swollen lymph nodes etc. and to do mapping(?)...but think an MRI will do same with better image. Peter, and you say?
I am confident we will both get through this fine and hopefully celebrate an undetectable PSA or at least the accepted lowest one for IMRT -- and maintain it for years to come!!
Best to you,