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Exercise and Hormone Treatments

omarisan
Posts: 27
Joined: Apr 2004

I am 70 years old and just recovering from a 4 way bypass I had in May 03. Now, I find that I have prostate cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes and have started hormone therapy with daily doses of 50mg Casodex. I get my first shot, probably Lupron, in a few days. I like to exercise, ie, walking, treadmill, exercise bike, light weights, which helped me in my heart surgery recovery. I feel great. My question, is anyone going thru similar therapy and an exercise freak? If so, how are you coming along?

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2ndBase
Posts: 220
Joined: Mar 2004

Im 52 and went through Casodex,Lupron and 43 radiation treatments ending in May,03. I felt great before treatment but now I have a lot of pain, am quite weak and have trouble walking and can not stand more than a couple hours a day without great pain. I do exercise and was in excellent physical condition prior to treatment. I took the treatment because the doctors gave me only a 2% chance to live 10 years and said I might as well commit suicide if I did not get treated (actual words). Looking back I would not have chosen this treatment. I feel like my life is worse than it would have been if Id done nothing.

Benji48
Posts: 117
Joined: May 2003

Hi,
My scenario has been RP>Radiation>Now Lupron for the past year & a half.I'm 73 & probably don't do as strenously as you but I do walk about 3 miles a day,dance &ride the exercise bike and feel great, no problems what-so-ever.
I would say, do whatever you are comfortable with & keep a positive attitude. I'm sure your doctor will agree.
Best of luck.
Benji

omarisan
Posts: 27
Joined: Apr 2004

Hey, Benji48, wanna race? Thanks for the encouraging words

Benji48
Posts: 117
Joined: May 2003

Yeh,
I'll race you if you run & I ride a bike, heh,heh. Just kidding! Like I said keep an upbeat attitude & you'll do just fine.
Good luck, Benji

Ron110
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2004

I'm 64 and have been on Lupron for almost a year (3 shots), one every four months and have had no lack of energy and/or other problems.

rgouse
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2004

I'm 59 and finished 35 radiation treatments last October. Have been on Casodex and a Lupron shot every 3 months since last June. I am experiencing the normal side effects, however, I still run and exercise every day with no issues. Sometimes its a push, but I see the value of continuing this program.

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