So I visit my oncologist tomorrow for the one month follow up after the first Lupron injection. He'll be doing a general physical exam, asking about side effects (I can name a few) and checking PSA levels (which means no sex tonight.....thank gawd there is still the option of having sex). I'll be sharing with him the chronic aches and pain in my bones and joints, the sweating at night (no hot flashes so far), the extreme sensitivity to hot and cold., the fatigue I have on some days....shoot the just feeling crappy some days. The nausea and dry heaves I've had a couple of times since the injection.
I'll also be asking about a therapy called Provenge that ramps up your immune system to fight the prostate cancer. It also has a host of side effects, costs $96,000 and people already taking narcotics for cancer related pain are ineligible. Options......yup, options.
So the train ride continues! Many thanks to everyone who comments and send messages of support. To know that people I've never met before are supporting me and getting something from this makes me stronger. Thank you and love to all.