Sorry to hear about your dad's diagnosis. I totally understand what you must be going through. I was exactly the same when we were first told. This group is amazing. Honestly, its been an absolute lifesaver for me and my family. I had so many questions and also did so much reading. My head used to hurt as well! The people on this group are very knowledgeable. Would be a good idea, if you haven't done so already, to start your on thread so that everyone can read it and support. I will defo try and answer the questions below too!
My dad had 6 months of hormone therapy and 20 sessions of radiotherapy. He was actually OK with both. The only side effect, which really bothers him and still bothers him, are the hot flashes, which are defo getting less but he hates them. During radiotherapy he was getting up around 5 times a night to go wee, however this has significantly reduced to about 2 times a night now. Not sure how active your dad is? Being active, doing exercises does help. My dad got a bit tired from treatment but kept up the walking, which helped him a lot. He also got a bit constipated but that was resolved once he upped fibre and fruit intake.
My dad was T2C at diagnosis, he was not offered active surveillance, however i am sure some other members on here will be able to answer that question. This is where it would help to set up your own thread for sure.
I know it seems so scary now, all the unknown and not knowing what to do for the best. We were so scared initially that my dad even considered doing nothing, but we did a lot of research and reading on here and realised that it may not be so bad. A lot of members on here have been as ok as they can be with the treatment. We were surprised how OK my dad was. He was driving to and from RT by himself etc.
I hope this has helped a bit. I would say do research, start your own thread on here and see what options you have and what your dad feels comfortable with?
My dad had a knee issue recently, which stopped him walking, but recently he had a steroid injection which has 99% resolved the pain! He should be back to walks after another 2 weeks or so.
Feel free to ask questions, or just write on here. We are all here to support eachother.
I worry a lot too, but i am trying to follow a fellow member, Dave's, advice.. worrying wont change the outcome....