Hi, I am a wife to a loving husband who was diagnosed just last June 2018 (a few days after his 44th bday) with Stage 4B prostate cancer, Gleason 9, multiple mets to the ribs, spine, pelvic, numerous lymph nodes. Then in July he started on Casodex (2wks), then Eligard (every 3months), Zytiga and Xgeva (both monthly). His initial PSA in June/July was 33 and after only a month of treatment it went down to 3 and hopefully it continously goes down to a very low undetectable level.
After hearing the news, I was so shocked and devastated because he is so young and we are active in sports (triathlon) and no prostate cancer in his family so not really sure how he got Pca. We also have 3 small kids which makes it even harder 😢 However, despite my sadness and fears, I am just thankful that my husband is a very positive person and optimistic that we are going to win this battle! He continues to work (so that we can pay for his treatments) and thankfully he is not having bad side effects except for once in a blue moon hot flushes and headache.
So, in order to support him the best way I can, I changed his diet to a pescatarian diet, fuit/veggie juicing, and as much as possible no red meat, no chicken, no pork, no egg/butter/dairy, no refined sugar. Is this something you have embraced as well? Also, he super loves eating bread so I make him eat multi grain or sour dough bread with no sugar (these are the only safe breads i can find in our area). Is it ok for him to eat these breads?
Lastly and most importantly, what sort of supplements are you taking that have helped you in your journey?
Appreciate all your help in advance! Thank you!