Apr 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm
Fifteen years ago, at 49, I had surgery and radiation for Prostate Ca. The Gleason was 9, PSA was only 2.4 . All of a sudden, last week the PSA went to 5.7, and the Dr. says I must start Lupron this week. I am an insulin-dependent diabetic and had 2 angiosplasties and stents put in this past year in the LAD and RCA, due to diabetic heart disease.
I am not interested in exacerbating my heart or diabetic condition, plus acquiring numerous other symptoms at this time. I am still working and want to continue another year or two. If Lupron and chemo are just palliative, I would rather skip them and deal with palliative care that doesn't create more problems. Dio you think I am I stupid or crazy ?