Hi Grandpa Hang in there and go with the flow (No pun intended). I was diagnosed at 62 and since then have had an open radical prostatectomy, 32 sessions of radiation, 3 shots in the tummy of Zoladex (I think you called it soladex) a treatment holiday when a 10 cm tumour grew in the lymph nodes around C2-C4, 26 more sessions of radiation and lucrin - another hormone treatment for three years now and for life. (As I understand it these are not female hormones but are hormone blockers to stop your testosterone from happening - hope that makes you feel better that you are not getting female hormones). Since being diagnosed I have travelled with my caravan over 100, 000 kms and been to every capital city on mainland Oz. If this is gunna get me it will have to chase me as I am not sitting around waiting. So I suppose what I am getting at - is that I agree with your son - you are alive and enjoy your grandsons. Accept where you are but talk to continence specialists about your situation and they may be able to help you. I don't like the cards that I have been dealt but I have learnt to deal with them. All the best with your next procedure and keep smiling! Cheers
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