I will have to get my Gleason score from my doctor. When I was diagnosed, I was totally ignorant of prostate cancer, PSAs, and Gleason scores. The Gleason score was lost in my shock at the time.
My urologist/surgeon decided to stop the lupron injections. Again, I'll have to ask him why. At the time, I hated the side effects so bad, I didn't question him. I am now taking Casodex, and I must say that HT is MUCH better, side effect-wise, than the Lupron.
The only major change I have made to my diet is that I gave up sugared soft drinks entirely. I used to drink about
6 Pepsis a day, now I drink Pepsi One. I should say my Angel is an excellent cook, cooks foods that are very good for me, but I still love my pizza and fried food occasionally.
Ask all the questions you want. If my experiences, positive and negative, can be helpfull to anyone, I feel I'm fullfilling God's promise that I had work to do. He's a great boss, and I'd like to keep working for him for a very, very long time.
Age: 57 (49 when diagnosed)
PSA 100+ 3/1999
Biopsy -positive, both nodes 03/1999
Bone Scan and CAT scan negative 4/1999
Radical prostatectomy and bladder neck removed 04/19/1999
HT - 05/1999 (Lupron every 3 months for 9 months)
RT - 6/1999
PSA 0.0-0.2 until 2001
Casodex 150mg 2001 until 2006
Casodex 100mg 2006-present
PSA 0.4-0.6 2001-2007