Hi everyone. Thank you all so much for your concern and responses to my post. I am still having a hard time wrapping my mind around all this.
My husband went yesterday for his first appointment at a cancer hospital here. He was told again that with treatment he may have 2-3 years, but I asked what if he did not take anything and they gave the same prognoasis, which I am confused about. Of course, I want him to take what treatment they offer, but I am scared.
He was given a prescription for Casodex, which he took yesterday and needs to take 1 a day, Thursday he is going back for another psa test, I am not sure what else at this moment. He said that he may be able to enter into a test that along with the hormone therapy they will give chemotherapy, but I am not sure about this. His doctors said this is a test that is being studied nation wide and he has yet to find out if he is eligable.
They also said that the cancer is in his spine and he should not lift anything heavier than 25 pounds and told him he should not have shoveled the snow the other day, but he feels fine and we are surprised at this as they said he could fracture his spine. They also think he should have radiation on the spine, but that remains to be seen.
He said the doctors kept asking him if he was in pain and were surprised to hear he feels well other then a slight pain in his back. This scares me as it makes me think he should be in more pain then he is and they wonder why at this stage of his cancer he is still feeling well, am I making sense here?
Well I could go on and on as I am just scared out of my mind, I know he is scared too, I am trying to be positive, but it is really hard sometimes, but I do thank you all here for your input. Please take care all.