I was diagnosed with PC in April 2017. I do not recall my Gleason and other information due to severe Lupron Brain Fog. My memory is toasted!!! I’m sure the wife has it written down somewhere but she’s at work (the lucky stiff). I recall that my cancer was limited to the left side of my prostrate and no further!! I opted for Radiation and Hormone treatment. I completed 44 doses in Nov 2017 and received (what turns out to be) my last 3 month injection in Nov 2018. Eligard in short, kicked my A$$. I had every side-effect on record!!!! Lupron Brain Fog being the worst causing me to lose my job in June 2018 for lack of cognitive skills like math, reading, conversation, memory etc..... causing me to make financial and procedural mistakes. Extreame fatigue, “Very” agressive mood swings (guess you could call it rage) and being as dumb as a rock at meetings, iced the cake. I didn’t even realize it was happening to me. I was / am extremely unorginized, clumbsy, and found myself needing to double checking everything because mistackes were being brought to my attention. Thought that I onset of Dimentia or something but didn’t have the sense to get that checked out either!!! “I” would have fired someone like me!!!!
Doctors didn’t offer the possibililty of having LBF and to date admit to not knowing much about it! I found all I know about it on sites like this!! (Chemo Brain Fog has the same symptoms)
Closing: I made a deal with my Urologist to suspend the Eligard and monitor my PSA. God willing the side-effects will subside and the PSA will behave so I can look back at this nightmare as a victory. until then, I’ll continue to say “at least I am alive”.
Ps: I am fairly new to this site and received a chat advising to tell people about myself so....there ya go!!!!
I would however, love to hear from members with LBF experience and advise if I am being overly optimistic in my closing!!!!