My GP has recently been pro-active in testing me for various things, I am not sure whether that is because of the salvage RT I underwent in the summer or the fact I turned 70. Anyway, my cholesterol was found to be 5.8 which resulted in a prescription for statins. I have gone along with that - even though 5.8 would have been in the normal range until a few years ago - but will be interested in the follow-up test.
The GP didn't mention a blood sugar result, but since I know he was going to test for HbA1c I assume he didn't find any indications of type 2 diabetes.
I was also found to have high blood pressure (which had been fine a few years ago), and have a prescription for that. It has been a bit of a shock to start taking so many tablets, but I thought it best to follow advice to avoid other risks given my main concern has been the prostate cancer.
And finally, the test showed I had low iron, which could quite plausibly be a consequence of radiotherapy. However it seems that isn't improving as hoped, since after follow-up bloods the practice has set up another telephone appointment.
Although on paper I have been off hormone therapy for the last 4-5 months (the last Zoladex injection took me just to the end of radiotherapy) I am only just getting the first indications of testosterone coming back, like return of body hair. So if any of these things are related to treatment it will be another few months before it is worth re-checking.
I can't give you any insight into what is going on, but I can reassure you you are not alone - in fact we seem to be on a parallel path. I am hoping that for me the return of testosterone normality will make a difference.