sunburnwilly Posted March 22 Share Posted March 22 Well this is awkward . I had been experiencing prostate issues for a bit which is common in guys my age , 57 . Finally went to a urologist and long story short I have prostate cancer . Livable and treatable unless you catch it too late because prostate cancer is one of those cancers that likes to go to the bone 🍖 . Had a CT scan and a bone scan on the 10th . CT was mostly good ; organs normal size and contour . A bit of a tumor in a node but workable . Bone scan was bad , shits everywhere . First meeting with my oncologist was last Monday the 13th and I started chemo St. Patricks day . No time for orientation or prep they just threw me in and gave me the kitchen sink , their term for 3 drugs . Infusion , shot and pill , my insurance wouldn't cover the pill so they are working on financial assistance and possibly it could be covered through some other channels . Six treatments every three weeks and then bone strengthener and something else every three months for ever . First bad day was yesterday the 20th and it was weird . I felt like a pincushion/voodoo doll . Constant sharp stabbing pain intermittent and random mostly in my torso and pelvic area but also my knees and legs in general . Maybe that’s the bone drugs doing their thing 🤷♂️ . A little bit of nausea but that's nothing compared to the other stuff I was experiencing . The thing is we've all seen the ads for prostate conditions and guys can deal with it for a while . I was stubborn and when I got around to doing something about it , well . Wish me luck ! Oh yeah , do not use any testosterone supplements unless directed by a physician ! Testosterone fuels prostate cancer like estrogen does breast cancer . I was using the Weider Prime Testosterone Support supplement that I picked up at Costco when I first noticed symptoms . 1 15 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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