In this thread, WeDavis talked about
his struggle with the SE’s of ADT.https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=4149085
It brings up the question, that might be of interest to many, now and in the future, “what are you doing to improve yourself after, or even during, ADT?
For me, I’d start with a warning... just know, that if you are not proactive when you start, you will pay a price. I didn’t change diet , get more active, or do anything else special, and I’ve lost muscle mass and gained weight, developed a beer belly, without drinking beer. I’ve also got side handles to accompany the beer belly.
And as was mentioned by many in the thread linked above, I’ve got trigger finger in3 fingers on my left hand, and 2 fingers on my right, one finger on each hand was resolved with cortisone shots. The other fingers are really bothering me a lot, especially in the morning.
So what am I doing about
it? I finally came to my senses, and am getting proactive.
On Friday, I’m having surgery to correct the trigger finger in my left hand, then 3vweeks later, surgery on the right hand
I started yoga, which is helping with my flexibility
I’m walking again, 2 miles a day
I started lifting weights again. Light weight due to a torn rotator cuff, but lots of reps, so I really feel it.
Unfortunately the surgery will force me to stop lifting and stop yoga classes for 6 weeks. But I can still do lots of the stretches I learned in yoga class.
I also am seeing a Nutitionist, that I’ve seen in the past, and am following her instructions almost to the letter, modifying my eating habits
I’m hoping I can at least control what I can and get back to myself.
What is everyone else doing to improve their post ADT self?
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 Start ADT. Sept 2018 Start SRT
Sept 2018 thru November 2018 – T = 4, PSA = <.05
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
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