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Dreamweaverman

Hey Fellas, It has been a couple weeks since I have posted, so I thought to do a quick update today. Last week on Friday Jan 21, heard back from Radiation Oncologist. The good news was that the MRI and Cat scan showed no signs of cancer around left orbital area. What a fucking relief that was. I spent the weekend pretty grateful that the eye thing wasn’t going to be yet another issue I would have had to deal with. Never in a million years would I have been happy and grateful to be doing ADT and RT for the next 6 months. I know not to get ahead of myself and I can’t predict the future, but I am feeling a little relieved that maybe the ADT treatments will have an end point sometime in the future. I started the ADT on Tuesday Jan 25th, so far just 2 hard lumps in the abdomen that was a little painful the first few days and now minor itching in the area. I am trying to stay positive through meditation and keep up my will to exercise. But it is a day at a time.

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Here's just a word of encouragement to help with this one day! Glad to hear the good news.

Great news! Now you can get to work on those lumps. I got a small blood clot on my side and it hurt, then itched and then disappeared. I think I bumped into an counter in the kitchen. Sounds like you are knocking down one problem at a time. Good work!

Great positive attitude will help more than you know. And, YES, force yourself to exercise. Btw, ADT typically affects bone density (just add that to the list of side effects); so, when you exercise, ask about exercises that will improve bone density. And calcium and vitamin D supplements are important. Yeah, I know, just more crap to keep track of.

But, sounds like you got a good report. Good luck to you. Keep us posted.

EdinBaltimore

I am so glad to hear your good news, Dreamweaverman! What a relief! I’ve been on ADT and finished my 4th radiation treatment of the pelvic area for 8 weeks total. Doing fine so far. Just saying hi and doing the journey with ya! All the best!

I'm so happy for you. Good news indeed.

that's great news man

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