Yes, Degarelix is quite expensive and not all health authorities will sanction it for that reason. It did work tremendously well for me too, it was the side effects I struggled with. But that is all in the past now.
I had the same treatment from the radiographer. She took my wife and myself into a private room and had a good chat with us about all kinds if things, including welfare, support systems and even gave me some information about getting a RADAR key (for access to disabled toilets). She also promised to chase up my appointment with the hospice and sure enough, a couple of days later, the long awaited appointment came through. (it is next Tuesday, the 21st). She even rang me up to check that I had received the appointment.
You are absolutely right. We are all allowed to deal with the illness as we wish. Personally, I want to know all the statistics, but each to our own.
What area is Laurence being "zapped" in? As you may know, mine was at two points in my spine. But please reassure him that there is absolutely nothing to it. As I think I have said, I didn't know they had even started, but they had actually finished!
I am glad he is feeling so much better. Lets hope it is onwards and upwards for him.
I am just going to update my main thread on Triton or Re-AKT. I had some disappointing news today, but rather than repeat myself, I will explain it in that thread.
Very best wishes to you and Laurence. I hope you enjoy the holiday starting on Saturday.