I've just stumbled on this thread and read through a good chunk of it. I had RP in April 2015. Slightly elevated PSA result in July last year and up to 0.2 this January. I was a bit surpriosed how quickly I went on to salvage RT. I delayed taking daily Bicalutamide and deferred treatment until May as I was well into training for a fast time at the London Marathon. Unfortunately I had a problem with sciatica and had to stop running in March. Decided to do the marathon anyway and plodded to the finish in 3'45 and £1400 raiused for PCUK.
Anyway, completed RT on 25th June. I survived that part surprisingly well and managed to cycle 12 miles each way to hospital or drive and walk the last 2 miles every day.
I managed to do the 75 miles Great Western Ride 3 weeks after completion of the RT with no real problems. But since then I have been feeling increasingly weak and I am finding it increasingly hard to do any exercise.
I wonder if this is due to the effects of the hormone therapy as I seem to be suffering more and more of the nasty side effects of Bicalutamide and Tamoxifen. I'm 31/2 months into the HT and have another 21/2 months to go. Today was another low point. Before treament I was running 10-15 miles at sub 7 min/mile but today I struggled through 4 miles at close to 11 min/mie.
I was slightly disappointed that my post-treatment PSA cam back as 0.1 - I was lead to beleive that it would be back to undetectible.
So, any comments on how long it will be before I can start to rebuild my fitness? And should I be concened about my PSA level?
Hoping to see my oncologist this week.