I've been off this site for a long while. I have sent many here for the great help available.
Its been 11+ years since my DX, Update is this.
Robo in 6-07, Rad in 1-09, HDT ever since with Elligard(Lupron)every 3 mos .PSA was <.008
Took a holiday 4-2016 for 9 mos, checked PSA monthly , Remained undetectable <.008 for 6 mos, then rose slowly, .012, -.056- .072 - END Holiday. <019-<.008 <<<<<< to now <.008 for 18 mos.
What are the benefits of a Holiday and how high can the PSA get before its NOT manageable?
Upon reaching that level, End Holiday, did it go back down to 0?
Did you do another holiday?
I fear letting that genie out of the bottle and am considering the Orchiectomy. Going on Medicare in Feb.
No interest in sex. Wife either. I get Prolia for oste
Are there other reasons to take a Holiday instead of the permanent HDT solution?
Orci guys, Did it work or still need follow up HDT? Adrenal sourced Testosterone?
Looking forward to your opinions, Thank you
Age 53 @ DX
start age 45, 8 yrs tracking PSA at .4-1.5 / DRE suspicious-lumpy left side/Biopsy @ 2001-neg, 2005-neg then in 2007- PSA 2.5/ Biopsy-4left pos, 4 right-neg/Gleason 4+4=8 /
Davinci RP June 17, 2007@ Henry Ford, Detroit./ pT3bN1Mx/ seminal vesicles-yes; 1 of 4 Nodes=pos/Margins=clear/
Recovery very good, 10 days catheter, physically excellent. Sexual dept, showed good signs, injections for 2 mos. Cialis a couple more mos. Now 80%, no drugs and no complaints. I would trade this for 0's
11/08,To Oncologist, Wm Beaumomt Hosp, IMRT 36 trmts. starting PSA=.2, after 30 trtmts,1/09=.1
Follow HDT started w/Lupron,3-09,3mos intervals. 6/09 PSA <.1, 9/09-<.1, 12/09<.1 So far so good.