Stephen S said...
He knew who I was. He knew my history....I was happy with the attention I received.
I was not a blank slate. They were ready to talk to *me*.
Dare I say, you are fortunate. I'm sick of doctors who keep me in the dark, and never tell me *anything*. My original uro knew my family history of PCa, yet watched my PSA climb for four years and never once even mentioned the word cancer.
We have similar pathology, you and I, but I never regained continence. And unfortunately have never had the luxury of being able to focus *only* on prostate cancer. It's always been multiple balls in the air simultaneously. There's nothing quite like waking up from surgery and being told "we got MOST of the cancer". So I was started on Lupron within months and struggled to get adjuvant RT under way as early as possible. That turned out to be a year later.
Anyway, you are doing everything right with the kitchen sink approach. I hope all of that goes well for you. In addition to the Cal+D I would recommend that you request a DEXA bone scan
so you have a baseline for comparison during or after the Lupron. Doctors never tell you this stuff. Well, mine don't. You are expected to somehow know everything without them telling you.
Sorry I sound so cynical. I am trying to honor my Uro's orders to avoid reading about
PCa online... but it's hard to do, especially given my history of being left in the dark. I just read your post in the TRT/endocrine thread and was impressed with your tremendous insight, so now I'm trying to catch up on your history. Good luck to you going forward. You have every reason to expect a favorable outcome from your upcoming treatment.