Sep 27, 2012 - 11:21 am
Two weeks ago we thought my husband was perfectly healthy. He woke up with a groin pain and we went to the ER, where they found swollen lymph nodes. He has prostate cancer that's spread to nearby lymph nodes and to the hip. Just a small spot on the hip but that's bone. What a shock at 48. No symptoms at all. He had his first lupron shot yesterday and here we stand.
He's back at work this week and I'm at home just watching the dust settle, feeling like we've just been in a train wreck but the train is still going. Not to be dramatic. Although I'm feeling a little dramatic today.
One thing keeps ringing in my ears. Lupron can work "months or even years." Yes, everyone is different, but are there some numbers behind that? What percentage is months, and what do they mean by years? 2, 10, 20? Is there a statistical spread on that?
Any general advice about anything at all would be welcome. I've exhausted most of my questions with the doctor at this point. Now I'm just hoping to find nice people to talk to.