Well to update things I am now six weeks into HT with the Bicalutamide finished two weeks ago so it's been a month on Prostap (which went into the left upper buttock). In general I feel well. The AA tablets did produce noticeable fatigue but no hot flushes or other symptoms of note. The Prostap has slowly introduced flushes but only at night. I have none by day and apart from a tendency to tire if I push myself too hard I am doing fine. I even got my pilots licence medical back with my Doctor saying that if he hadn't known about the PCa he would not have thought me ill in any way. (You can have your licence back after four weeks post treatment for HT/RT. Four to six weeks post RP)
The only thing that is a nuisance is that sleeping tends to come in blocks of two hours or so with waking in hot flushes. Night urinary motions have never been an issue with me but I have now gone from an average of one, to two or three. Not sure why since nothing has changed in my dietary habits. That said, I have now replaced alcohol intake over dinner with a mixture of Apple and Cranberry juice, so maybe I need to go back to wine and beer ;-) A few nights a week I still enjoy some wine with no real ill effect but it's noticeable that too much will see me tired the next day.
I was offered SD Brachy followed by three weeks of IGIM RT or four straight weeks of RT. I've elected for the latter as by the time I've found my way to Manchester for three weeks, we might as well do the extra fourth and avoid another surgical procedure.
I know that this forum is not a place of humour, which is understandable. But I have come to the following conclusion about having PCa, and that is that the stress of having the illness is dwarfed by the stress of dealing with consultant's secretaries and the combined stress of both become totally irrelevant compared to the stress of trying to find a parking space at an NHS hospital.
Good luck and good health to everyone.
Edited by member 09 May 2018 at 12:30
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