I qualify this post: many people on here don't always have good news but I wanted to share something I felt was good news. Yesterday I had my first PSA test result since starting Hormone Treatment 13 weeks ago. I was understandably nervous as I picked up the phone and dialled my GP. My last PSA of 10.45 more than six months ago which triggered my treatment journey after more than three years of active surveillance, was 10.45. When she announced the result I was relieved and rather shell-shocked - significantly reduced and no immediate action required. And then she told me...4.1. Relief - I havent had that kind of reading for years.
I see my consultant in 2 weeks and wait to hear about radiotherapy.
I have been quite fortunate in my treatment in that I haven't experienced the less pleasant side effects like hot flushes and sweats or significant breast enlargement. My energy levels have declined a wee bit. However, I always feel rather sluggish on first awakening, which improves after I get going and have breakfast. I am also suffering from itchy skin and red patches on my legs which come and go. I don't know whether this might be stres-related, Covid and cancer not the best for 'mental equilibrium.
Anyway good luck to everybody who has this cancer and my thoughts and prayers are with those who are having a much more difficult time than me. God bless. If I get to my end station eventually, cure, I will always have a bond with those I meet who have experienced Prostate Cancer.