Hey Mary. welcome, and sorry you and your guy need to be here. But this is a good resource, as it seems you may have already found out. It's gratifying that you found the G9 Crew thread, as I started that to help people just like us find appropriate support!
I'm a G9 5+4, and had a very similar treatment plan. The dominant Type 5 cells are the main risk factor, so as has been pointed out you may look to the path some of us have been on for encouragement.
My treatment choice was very similar. My pelvic lymph nodes weren't enlarged, but due to the risk of their involvement we also irradiated them to 50.4 Gray. You might ask your RO if he's including them in your husband's plan. No real side effects from that for me, from 44 RT sessions.
Oh, and I'm almost 3 years out from diagnosis, with an undetectable PSA!
You'll want to make sure he has a full bladder and empty rectum at each and every treatment. It keeps things that shouldn't be zapped from getting zapped. It was a marathon, but I followed all the recommendations, dietary and so on, and have blessedly had very few side effects from the radiation therapy. Now, hormone therapy on the other hand has a lot more, and some are harder to live with, but the worst seem to be hot flashes, fatigue, and "loss of libido". It's a couple's problem, but he'll really appreciate your support I'm sure.
Hang in there, and stay with us. The guys here are a wealth of experience!
Bx: 6 of 12 pos, G9=5+4 (80%, 60%), 4+5 (2 at 100%, 80%, 10%), PNI+
cT3a (3T MRI: Bilateral EPE, NVB+, SV-, LN-)
Date PSA fPSA
9/12 4.1 15%
3/13 5.2 12% PCA3=31
IGRT by IMRT, 44 done 8/28/13: 50.4 Gy pelvic nodes, 79.2 Gy prostate
ADT2 3 yrs: Lupron/Casodex
Post: (age now 58)
<0.1 PSA (w/ADT2): 8/13, 11/13, 2/14, 5/14, 10/14, 11/14, 3/15, 7/27, 11/27
Post Edited (Redwing57) : 3/4/2016 5:22:45 PM (GMT-7)