Big day today - I've just taken my last bicalutimide and Tamoxifen tablets, so as of tomorrow I'm officially off HT! Hopefully this marks the end of my prostate cancer treatment, although I'm enough of a realist to know that, particularly given my relatively young age, I can't make any assumptions about the future.
It's certainly been an "interesting" couple of years. This time two years ago I was blithely unaware there was anything wrong with me, and then a "you're over 50 so we may as well check your PSA" remark from my GP started a whole process which ended up finding three potentially life-threatening conditions: prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and an aneurysm in my splenic artery. Now I'm minus a kidney, my prostate has been turned to mush by radiation, and the aneurysm sorted out by inserting metal coils.
But you know what? I feel a lot happier than I did two years ago! I now appreciate the value of life, and the stuff that used to get me stressed all seems trivial and unimportant. I've taken early retirement from my very boring job, and I'm looking forward to enjoying the rest of my life, however long that may turn out to be.
I couldn't have got through everything that's happened in the last couple of years without the support of people on this forum, and I'd like to thank everyone who's given me such useful advice and support.
Looking forward to the future!