Then 73 years old with PSA 11.3, I was diagnosed with T3b prostate cancer in February 2021. Surgery not a realistic option because of the spread into one of the seminal vesicles, so opted for EBRT and ADT (Zoladex).
EBRT (60Gy in 20 doses) completed mid December, last Zoladex implant in January, and no more prescribed.
Last check on 27 April, testosterone was negligible (<0.4) and PSA was 0.13
My question is is when can I expect the after effects of the ADT to disappear?
The major effect was loss of strength, Never a long driver of a golf ball, I used to hit the ball around 220 metres, now its way down on that, and I struggle with long "carries" that were no problem before. Probably struggle to get 180 metres these days.
I exercised throughout the treatment, with a weights and stretch belts routine recommended by the local Prostate Support Group fitness people, walked 10 to 12 kms around the golf course(its a long golf course!) two or three times a week, and only put on a couple of kgs(80 to 82kgs), so I would have expected to have regained the previous distance with my drives by now.
Any advice from the golfers (or other sports people) out there? If nothing else, I'm losing a lot of golf balls in the lake these days!