I'm just starting to look at the posts here. My wife (Sedra Ranae) has been keeping up with the posts here for a few months. I was diagnosed with aggressive Stage IV prostate cancer (Gleason 8) with extensive lymph system involvement in September of 2017. It was quite a shock since my PSA in August 2016 was 2.4. Then in July 2017 it was 24.99, and August 2017 it was 28. It's a good thing I went in to check on the fatigue and leg swelling or it could have progressed a lot further.
I am currently on Eligard, Zytiga and Prednisone. My PSA is 0.15 as of January, which makes the side effects of the drugs worth it. My oncologist says this should work for 2-4 years, then we will have to look at other treatments. Have been losing strength so I asked for (and received) the Man Plan exercise and support program. I have also made a dramatic change in diet and am limiting my methionine intake. Mostly low fat vegan with very limited grain intake and without nuts and seeds. Doing everything we can to improve the prognosis. I'm still working full-time. Emotionally I have up and down days - most days I feel I've come to terms with the diagnosis and just want to get on with dealing with it; but sometimes I do cry. My wife has a daydream that I will go into remission for 18 years and then be cured. Makes me smile. Thanks to all of you for sharing your stories. The information is priceless and the supportive atmosphere really helps.