10 years ago my Dad had a stroke from a car related incident - he spent a few months in hospital and a rehabilitation centre but he regained the full use of his left side. He is now age 57 and a few months ago he started getting a sore knee and thinking it was time for a knee replacement he went and got an MRI. The MRI showed he has lighter bones with marks on them and the doctor immediately sent him to hospital for CT.
CT scan showed that prostate cancer has metastasized to his bones and is in his ribs, sternum, spine, femur, hips, pelvis and shoulder (basically everywhere). His PSA was 941 and they started him on hormone treatment. His biopsy results have come back and it is advanced prostate cancer, grade 5, Gleason Score 9 (5+4). He has responded to hormone treatment (PSA now 221) and he has been told to start Chemo right away with an appointment with oncologist next week.
We know it is incurable but it would be really good to hear from some of you who are this far along to see how you are coping and what treatments have / haven't worked and how you are managing your pain or just general advice.