Some more hot flashes and minor, short depressions today. I’m curious to see how long this lasts.
Met with my “terminal illness” psychologist. Had a great session. We talked primarily about things I might do to improve the meaning in my life. This guy could be a career counselor if he wanted! I left with a lot to think about. It will probably be my last session for a while.
It finally occurred to me I could get survivability info on the Internet. I know I knew this, but I guess I wasn’t ready. I found that for metastatic prostate cancer only 30% of the folks are alive five years after the metastases were first caught. I’m younger, caught it very soon after it metastasized, and have treated it aggressively, so that’s in my favor. I also wasn’t on Lupron or Casodex for a long time before it was caught. That suggests the hormone therapy will be more effective than if I had been on them recently. Still, it’s a sobering number. Next time I’ll try to find the median or average survival, but my guess is it will be about three years.