Not posted anything for a while because still feel much of a newbie on this ’journey’, so to speak and really don’t think I could add anything to all the knowledge you guys and your carers come up with. However, since my first post have had five cycles of chemo (docetaxel) together with initially degarelix but now prostap. PSA now down to 17.4 (from initial 5806) which have to put down to fantastic care and treatment from Queen’s Hospital, Burton on Trent. they insisted on early chemo within a month of diagnosis which possibly made all the difference. Home and diet regime drastically changed and supervised by my good lady who like all the carers on this forum supports and encourages constantly. Chemo has been fine, few side effects just a bit of hair thinning, the expected tiredness and annoyingly tingling and numb fingers. All in all feel very fortunate compared to some but my problem because of this is that I don’t think I have come to terms with having PCa which puts me almost in denial. I know full well that sometime in the future it will get personal and nasty between me and the beast and hope to be strong enough to handle it.
Good luck and best wishes for 2019 to all you guys and will continue to read your posts and learn.