One week of Rdiation down, seven weeks to go. So far nothing of note. No side effects, as expected for week one. This week was tough sledding only because my appointments have been at different times every day, ranging from 3pm to 9PM. But starting Tuesday, I’ll be getting treatment at 7:20am each day, which means I need to be there by 6:30AM, to start drinking,
This week I got my second shot of Firmagon. I had what the NP thinks was an allergic reaction, with the whole left side of my stomach swelling up and getting very red. Took benedryl last night and it’s much better. But she’s going to discuss with my RO and is recommending that I switch to Lupron. Wouldn’t be a bad thing, because I’d get a 1 month shot, followed by a 3 month shot, bs a shot every month for Firmagon for the next 4 months.
As far as side effects of ADT, nothing too bothersome. Just hot flashes followed by the sweats, then a cool feeling. Lasts a minute or two. Erections are a bit harder to come by (no pun intended). But I don’t really care.
Other than that, no problems.
Every time someone comes out of the dressing room and rings the bell, I think, can’t f’n wait.
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
My PSA History - /drive.google.com/file/d/1ltbG8x-iyH3k9pEltudhXt9u1krRwJSH/view?usp=sharing
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 9/29/2018 2:16:28 PM (GMT-6)