As you can see from my signature I just recently finished chemo, to which I found
pretty easy. Only took nausea pills for 2 days each time. I did not feel the full effect of the chemo until I was done now I am extremely exhausted. I nap probably 2 times daily.
As far as side effects my knees and legs are swollen now from either predisone or the lupron. I have gained approximately 20lbs since January 2017. The hot flashes where really bad some going on for at least 30 minutes, until we got the prescript
ion right for Venlafaxine. I am now having night sweats also. Prior to all this i use to run 45 minutes 5 days per week and walk my dog for 60 - 90 minutes daily. I now am lucky if I can walk 10 minutes without sitting down for a rest. I find this extremely
frustrating from a guy who is used to being on the move. We have no men in our family that have prostate cancer. I was a good boy and got my psa done yearly but something sure happened.
My hip pain from the bone meds has me taking Oxycodone 20 mg 2 times daily when required. I am due for a bone scan in the next few weeks to see how everything has settled down. I have a urologist appointment next week ( June 5 ) It is still quite possible I will need more radiation to one of my hips. Beginning of April had a TURP done due to collapsing of prostate around the urethra
Has any one found the lupron side effects so bad they have stopped it? I have been told the lupron is probably only good for 12 - 18 months. How long have other guys been on it. I have asked my doctors for no sugar coating they are saying 2 - 5 years.
I was turned down for a clinical study due to the secondary cancer.
I remain upbeat and have a positive attitude!
I have a great family and friends circle that is standing beside me.
I also was diagnosed with Chronic lymphocytic leukemia 6 years ago and have been in a watchful waiting as my numbers have not jumped around by much and the hematologist says she treats the symptoms not the numbers. I see her every 6 months. She is aware of my prostate cancer and is cc.ed on all scans and blood work.
location: Outside Toronto Canada
Books Read so Far:
Prostate Cancer by Fred Saad & Michael McCormack given to me by my urologist.
Age 59 when DX
DX Nov 2016
Start Lupron every 3 months
Jan 4 PSA 10.3
Feb 4 PSA 0.60
Feb Testosterone 0.2
Nov scan shows Bone & Lung Mets
Dec radiation to hip
Jan Biopsy 12 samples all positive
Gleason 9 ( 5 + 4 )
Jan Start chemo 6 times 3 weeks apart
Docetaxel with Predisone
April 4 Turp due to prostate collapsing around urethra
Apr 21 done
Post Edited (Everton) : 6/1/2017 2:43:54 PM (GMT-6)