Its been a year since my husband died from this cancer. We knew several years before that it was treatable not curable.
As the disease progressed, my husband was offered palliative chemotherapy which resulted in him becoming very poorly but he was very determined and brave throughout the regime.
i would advise that anyone at this stage either from prostate or any other cancer pays a visit to their local hospice to actually find out the link and support offered.
whilst Ian became very ill and was diagnosed as having tumours on the brain which apparently is quite rare as a secondary cancer from prostate , we discussed the options for his final treatment. I was not in a position to have him at home but the hospital offered a fast track system to go into a care home. The home was lovely but not ideal as the nursing care was not evident.
im actually a volunteer at the hospice but was not able to fast track him into the loving care of the hospice. He spent just a couple of days in the hospice.
My point is that if you visit then discuss the future plans you establish a link I.e. you’re in the system. Either if you want support at home or admission to the hospice it should be smooth. It’s just taking the first step to seek help and support.