Tommy, Welcome to HW and very sorry about
your Dad's diagnosis.
I've had 4 cycles of chemo so far, am still taking Lupron, but I am also taking another drug XL-184, so my side effects may not be typical. I had improved symptoms shortly after starting chemo and found this post by SC pretty much spot on with my experiences thus farwww.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3101633
Most annoying SE for me is my taste buds are shot and most things taste like cardboard. Am going to try sucking on ice chips with my next infusion to see if that helps.
All in all, I'm tolerating treatments well.
My best to you and your Dad!
DX Age 56, 12/24/12-PSA 84.7
10day cipro, 1/28/13-PSA 101.0
2/13 Biopsy 12/12 pos, G9, Bone mets (hips, spine, ribs, pelvis), Lupron/Casodex
6/4 PSA Nadir 0.2
11/11 PSA up to 6.2(T6)
PSA 12/11-13.0,12/20-21.57,1/7-35.45(T<20), Xtandi/Prostvac trial
PSA 1/21-28.58,2/4-32.06,3/4-37.16,4/1-48.64 off trial,4/15-60.86, 5/13-80.5 chemo/xl184 trial,5/19-54.19,6/9-34.58,6/30-18.2