Prostap Number 19

Every 12 weeks I have a hormone injection called Prostap or Zoladex as it is also know.

The injection is given into the stomach and is a slow release medication that suppresses the production of testosterone. Testosterone can feed Prostate Cancer and so the less testosterone the better.

I have been having this injection for years now, ever since being diagnosed and this is my 19th injection.

The injection is done at the GPs surgery by a specialist nurse, I think because of the size of the needle. The injection is given in alternative sides of my stomach and this time around it went into the right side.

The big downside of Prostap is the side effects. Hot flushes and cold sweats are common and there is a battle against weight gain to name but a few. Sometimes the hot flushes can be quite severe and come from nowhere and at other times they are much milder.

Today’s trip to the surgery went well and I didn’t have to wait too long to be seen. I was in and out in 5 minutes.

Only 12 weeks until the next one!

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