Hello and thanks to you both for your replies yesterday
I guess as my husband isn't in any pain at the moment, they are holding of the RT in case he needs it in the future.
As for being assertive, we do find it very difficult. I was brought up to be a 'people pleaser' so end up nodding and saying 'yes I understand' when inside I'm thinking 'but why can't he have this or that' when the doctor or nurse tells us what treatment will be best. This is something we will both have to develop.
Lifeline, you say that your husband has been battling this for a year and a half. Do you mind me asking how long he has been experiencing pain? Did he have the mets when he was diagnosed? I guess I'm wondering how long it takes before the HT stops being effective against the pain. Sorry if it's too personal, no need to respond if it is.
This forum is a godsend. Who know how we would have found out information or been able to ask questions as and when they pop up?
Sending very good wishes to you and yours,
Age - 59
Dianosed - July 07
Gleason 8 (4+4)
PSA - 17
Bone Scan - August 07 revealed mets to spine, neck, rib, shoulder and pelvis
MRI - August 07 revealed seminal vesicle involvement
Treatment - Zolodex started on August 10th