Writing to update my progress etc. Just had my 3 month Eligard shot & check up. PSA down again to .45, last reading was .64. Treatment has been Eligard & casodex ongoing for 13 months. No surgery, stage 4 tumor no Mets ,Gleason 9&8 found in all 8 snips after 3D guided Biopsy. Some suspected lymph node involvement. Underwent 45 EBRT which were completed in Late Feb. Urinary symptoms getting worse but tolerable, no bowel problems yet. Also mild hydronephrosis in right kidney, some improvement seen in latest scan in June, urologist willing to wait & see. Recently drove a 5 thousand mile RV trip from Idaho to FL, tough but enjoyable. Had my 78th birthday with family in FL. Almost floored by pets death on my Birthday in FL. Still recovering from that.
Recently,however, I have begun to experience severe joint pain everywhere, knees,ankles,wrists, and elbows. I suspect the ADT treatments but oncologist moved a planned Bone scan up from Feb to next week. Pain treatable with Ibuprophen (Aleve) or varying amounts of both. I know they are the same but they seem to work a little differently with me. One Aleve can give relief for over 24 hours. Does anyone else have this side effect from ADT2.