I too have just started Hormone Treatment Gleason was 9 on one side and 5 on the other
Initially I opted for a prostatectomy but because the cancer was near to the edge of the prostate capsule and the Hormone/EBRT was considered best option... I've just turned 68.
Like you I was a little tentative about the hormone treatment because of the side effects but I guess it is what it is and fingers crossed.
I started on 28days Balcalutimide tablets for the flare and after 2 weeks had a 3 month Decapeptyl injection.
Its almost been a month now and 3 tabs left.
I have had no real noticeable effects to date but I guess its early days.
I walk/run around 5-10km most days and intend to get back into a bit of weight training when the gyms open again.
Thats great youve taken off the 7kilos - I've done about 3 kilos so far but hope to match you.
One thing I can't find is the reasoning behind having to stay on hormone treatment after radiation. If the hormone treatment leading up to and including radiation is successful, why do we continue the Hormones for (as I understand) up to 2 years after? I assume that because the HT shrinks the cancer it makes it more manageable to target in EBRT? But if the radiation does the business why does one continue the HT - I know there must be good logic behind this.
I understand that some weight training is encouraged during HT but weights tend to encourage testosterone production also - I would have thought this would counteract slightly the HT testosterone reduction? Theres something I'm not seeing......🤓
All the best and hope things go well for both of us.....