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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/15/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello to all my friends. I really haven't told y'all too much about myself except for bits & peices in others threads. Well, I don't know if I'll have time but I'll try as I am headed down hill fast and could use some help or at least a shoulder to cry on. To start with, when I was 21 years old my father died of prostate cancer and my whole world fell apart. I was in collage and a nationally ranked competitive swimmer at the time at Springfield College in Ma. a Phys Ed school where they invented basketball and YMCA. I ended up in the hospital w/ a sever bleeding ulsers in my stomac. This was the third death in my family in 5 months. To make a long story short, after getting out of collage in the middle of the worst resession I had developed some sort of death wish and just knew I wouldn't live till 30, NO WAY! Fast motorcycles, alcohol, drugs & lots of girls are all I cared about. After too many crashes to even remember, I had a big one in a Porsche with my good friend driving durring a heavy drinking & druging night. Head on with a big Olds station wagon. My buddy was cut in half & died and I went up through the T roof but my legs stayed in the car. Broken neck, broken back, shatered my pelvis, dislocated left hip and broken up legs to start with. A comma for 2 1/2 weeks and in traction on both ends for 5 months. One would think that after such an accident, one would slow down. Not Pete! To be cont. later!
Thanks for listening>
Your friend,
Pete      
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 1/15/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, Pete's Trip ... This is now the time for you to settle down and take
care of your health. I can kinda understand why you did what you did but
now is the time for change.
I'm starting today on taking care of my health. I'm aiming for six small meals
a day. Tomorrow I'll add something else.
I've lost so much because of my illness. So much. But now that I'm here,
I'm gonna take care of me ... (and you!) Start today, ok.
I'll be listening for the continuation of your story.
Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/15/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Pamela, I'm working and shouldn't have started something now. I just wanted to give a background of myself so you could understand what's going on in my life now. I'm Very sad today.
Thanks for listening!
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 1/15/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you'll feel like finishing the history later?
I'm really sorry you're sad. I spend a lot of time in SAD.
It's not a good place.
Feel better!
Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/15/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Cont.>> Got out of the hospital and travelled (hitch hiked & busses) around the counry on crutches after my Doc told me I'd never walk right again. After the north then the west coast I came back through the south and ended up staying with a cousin in New orleans (owned a jazz/seafood bar) untill I could walk again. Burned the crutches on the big levy of the Great Miss. River. Flew back to N.J. and my bad habits. Bought a bigger faster motor cycle with the settlement I recieved from my dead friend's insurance co. Smart boy, eh? Then I met this girl> More later unless I'm boring everyone to death!!!
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/15/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I had to be a Best Man in a wedding so I flew back to N.J. or maybe I'd still be in N.O. I love that town! After the wedding, we went to a huge club which heild about 2,000 people w/ 5 different bars, although there was only one bar open and maybe 100 people there. My hair was very short in the days that all guys had very long hair. They had shaved it in the hospital to stitch it up from the roof of the car. Well this bartender kept looking at me. later she said it was love at 1st sight. She was going out w/ one of my best friends> Hey Chutzy, is this story telling allowed here? I'm gonna wait to see before I blab any more!
Luv Yuze Gize>
Lonesome Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/16/2009 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Well it looks like no one cares about one old guys trip down memory lane, I don't blame you! Since all that was written so far took place over 30 years ago it all matters little to anyone but me. How did I get here from there? Lonely, hurting and depressed writing to a bunch of people I don't even know. Thank You Pamela for caring, you are an angel and I will miss you! But I'm out of here, I will bore you no longer!
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


skeye
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete,

I'm so sorry about everything that you have been through over the last 30 years, you've definitely had it rough. Some of your story (if not all of it) sounds absolutely terrifying. I apologize for not responding last night, but I was having a very bad night -- I decided to read a magazine (albeit about pain) after my eye was already exhausted & killing me -- lets just say that it was a VERY bad idea.

I wish I could say something really helpful, but I don't know quite what to say, other than that we are here for you, and we are listening. I know talking to people on the computer is not the same as talking to people face to face, but we can still be a really good support system.

Skeye

jenpen400
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   Posted 1/16/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Please do continue! I would have replied yesterday but I just quit smoking and can't focus really well yet.

jennifer
Chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, and Depression. Norco Soma Ambien Xanax Tramadol and Prozac.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/16/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm sorry for being a crybaby! I like everyone here am in a lot of pain and I guess it gets to me somedays. When I started spilling my guts about my tainted past, it was only supposed to be a lead up to why I am the way I am now. I got carried away and being especially lonely & depressed, I was sad when I got no replies like a kid with no presents on Christmas. After no sleep last night and back to work this AM sick again and in quite a lot of pain due to (don't laugh) our cold front, I was in a quite foul mood. I have tried to help other people here and when I still didn't get any responces except from my angel Pam, to my stupid stories, I got mad. Very childish for a man my age or at any age. I'm sorry to all my friends here. I'll try not to act like that again>Pete


55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


PAlady
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   Posted 1/16/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
I apologize for not responding sooner but I've not been doing so well myself. Please try not to take it so personally if you don't get immediate responses. Remember we're in the same boat! And some of us even in the same COLD front boat!! LOL Single digits and below here and you bet it make a difference. My wrists even hurt so I'm not typing as much.

But it's true we are only one part of a support system. Please forgive me if I don't remember (my mind I think is gone, and I hope it went someplace warm) but if you're not talking with a therapist maybe it would be helpful. A good therapist can help you look at your life's story and decide how you're going to put the puzzle pieces together for yourself. I'm still working on mine!

Please don't leave, but know many of us are hurting along with you....as well as shivvering!

PaLady

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/16/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
PA, you have NOTHING to be sorry for!!!! I am an old fool who got cranky and wrote something I souldn't have. Cold here was a low of 50 degrees last night but believe it or not when your used to 70 - 80, 50 does things to your bones. Yes, maybe I do need a GOOD therapist, the last one just tried getting old juicy stories out of me about my crazy youth. I really think she enjoyed them as she seemed like someone who grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth and had only heard about people like me. Sometimes the resceptionist would call her and say her next apt. was here and she would keep me over the hour and make me finish, especially the really bad stuff! That was when I had low testosterone and was going through hell. She was NO help at all, just kept giving me more pills!
Talk later!
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


Chartreux
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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe Pete, I'm so very sorry about the loss of your Dad, I could just imagine that being very
very hard. I saw a lot of death before I was 18 as well had 3 cousin that had cystic fibrosis
anyways the loss of your parent was by far harder and you have my sympathies..
Sorry I couldn't chime in sooner, just had to give a cat back as it got sick and ended up
with feline leukemia and I really wanted that cat too...Funny how I'm closer to my cats than to my own
family..
Lots of soft hugz and please continue your story. I'll try to follow as best as I can...
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Tirzah
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Tell away. We're always happy to lend a listening ear. I myself am recovering from surgery right now & it is bitterly cold in my apt (48F indoors) so I hide a lot under the covers with an extra space heater aimed at my head to keep the shivering down ;) but I will try to check back in more often so you don't think people are ignoring you. I think we're all just a bit slower to check in with the Forum than usual due to a host of weather & medication issues.

I do want you to know that you have my support. If it helps to tell your story -- tell away. It sounds like you've been able to really hold things together through some terribly rough circumstances. Sometimes everything we've kept in for so long just catches up to us & we can't keep it in any longer. I do hope you find a nice therapist you can trust who is committed to helping you heal. Let me know if there is anything in particular you need. I will be praying for you & praying that you can get some warmer weather down there.

GB,
frances

straydog
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Aw Pete we are all seeming to have lots of pain going on lately, it has to be all these cold fronts hitting various parts of the country. I know PA had snow along with her cold weather. I can tell ya, when that barometer starts going nuts-so does my body.lol I have ben very fortunate to have no knee pain for 1 yr-well thats over with. It hurts to climb the stairs to get to the puter.

I can relate to depression-so can alot of others on here. Hang in there, its got to get better. Hugs, Susie


skeye
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete,

I'm probably way out of line, but I was just thinking, have you ever had one of your therapists try EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with you? I don't think all of them do it, as they have to be certified, but it is a type of psychiatric therapy that is used to help treat things like PTSD (which is what your story kind of reminds me of -- again, I'm probably out of line, since I have no professional knowledge) and other stress/trauma related conditions. It is supposed to help with memories that are very distressing. It might be something worth looking in to or asking about. Just a thought.

Skeye

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Y'all are such nice people. I feel so bad for acting the way I did. I know so many of you have it worse than I do and thats what makes it so bad. Instead of telling me to get lost, y'all are rallying around me trying to cheer me up and help me. You are special people and I am thankful to have you as my friends. I don't think I can go on with my personal history anymore though, it wasn't a good idea. I don't want anyone the think badly about me from what I did in the past. I'll just say, I made more mistakes than most and alot of my problems were caused by myself and now that I'm older I am paying dearly for them both physically and mentally. I still have my stats from the prostate cancer forum listed at the bottom of my page, that is how I found Healing Well. I have recieved a tremendous amount of help from the good folks there in the last couple years. I don't post there much anymore but do read them every chance I get and have some dear friends there. It is different than here in that we do lose some very good guys there to that retched monster way too often. I'm thinking about changing my stats on my page to my CP info so y'all can see them. I'm not sure it makes a difference though. What do you think? Well, its been a very long day and I'm going to try to get some much needed sleep now. Thank you all for being there for me, it means a lot to me! I hope all y'all get the nice peaseful pain free nights sleep you deserve tonight.
God bless each and everyone of you.
Your Good Friend,
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


Tirzah
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   Posted 1/16/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Nobody thinks badly of you. We all have our share of both fond memories & regrets and none of us has the right to judge mistakes you made in the past. I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing you on the best for both the present & the future. Suffering is part of being human, but that doesn't mean some of us deserve it more than others.

You're trying to make positive choices now & that's all any of us can hope to do. You certainly have my support.

Pleasant dreams,
frances

mamakitty
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   Posted 1/16/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Pete.
 
I have just read your story and the replies from all the kind people on the form here, it is so nice to have the caring of people we donot know but for the computer bringing them into our lives.  Pete we have all done things in our past that we wish we could change, redo, undo etc. but that is not to be so we do the next best thing we learn from it and we forgive ourself for it and go on and be better for it.
 
I do not know what your life was like but by the sound of your letters you are having a hard time with it, I want you to know that one thing I had to learn was that i am only accountable for the choices i have made not for the choices of someone else.  You are not held accountable for them. and You only need to ask GOD for forgives and You have it.  You can let go of the past and go on knowing that you are Loved for who you are not for what you did or didnot do.
 
Pete each one of us are loved and we need to love ourself to just think of what your letter on the post did for all of us, you not only helped yourself by getting it off your chest buy you found you do have friends that care and understand. but you also brought things out in all of us to, see we do need each other.
 mamakitty
 
Fibromyalgia,Osteoarthritis,Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,Psoriasis,,Low Thyroid.Migraines.
 
 
Levothyroxine,Sertraline,Estradiol, Nabumetone, Lisinopril, Methotrexate, Amitriptyline Trazodone, Requip, Imitrex, Topamax.
 
 
 


AndreaRN
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   Posted 1/17/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear all,

I believe it is at least two years since I came to this site and read or posted. Sort of run off by someone making nasty remarks about me and my profession. Person later banned. I still felt so bad that no one said one nice word in my defense.

I came to this site this morning and after reading this thread realized what wonderful caring people were here.

Long ago there were "Pen Pals" and many became steadfast friends. We are just in another era. Our internet style is no less important I believe.

I wish and pray you all have a better day. To the lady in the 48 degree apt.........how could that be. Please explain. That cannot continue or you will be ill (besides the pain from the cold)
Women who behave don't make History!

C3-4 herniation
C4-5 disectomy & fusion (anterior)
C6-7 & C7-8 L laminectomies (posterior) (need R)
Partial removal of supporting Cervical Posterior Ligament
Constant shoulder pain & tightness.intermittent neck pain
bulged discs at C6-7 & C7-8

Chronic Pain with Vicodin 7.5/325 rx

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ryand
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   Posted 1/17/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Pete:

I'm terribly late piping in here, so please forgive me that. But I want to tell you that I am very glad you've joined the forum. In the time you've been here you have offered kindness and encouragement to so many of us. I'm so glad you've decided to stick around so we can try to return the favor. As someone said to you in another thread. You are quite a guy. :-) And although I'm sorry for the pain you are in, we are glad to have you as a part of the HW family.

Ry

p.s. Andrea - welcome back. You should start a new thread to re-introduce yourself. I bet everyone would like to "meet" you and hear your story too.

straydog
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   Posted 1/17/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Andrea and welcome back. I do hope this time around you will have a positive experience with us at HW. I feel terrible that you felt the need to leave in the first place-how awful. Yes, perhaps you can start a new thread and re-introduce yourself, I am sure there are alot of new peeps here since you last visited.

Pete hang in there buddy,

Susie


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 1/17/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Andrea,
I'm so glad you came back, please stay. There are such great people here as you read on my post. I'm not sure what happened to you last time but I'm sure if it happened again, there would be people here who would have your back this time. Myself being at the head of the list!! I'm going to stick around and you should too, there is alot of love and help here, just what I need right now.
Now for something I failed to mention prior to starting this thread. Some times I just don't pay enough attention to what I'm doing. Maybe it's because I have too many things wirling around in my brain at once or had abused my brain with way too many bad things way too often back when I was young and charter member of the "Just Say Yes Club" or maybe I'm just getting old! What ever the reason, I did something that may have very well caused this funk I'm in right now and never put 2 + 2 together! My wife lives 4 hours away from me, I know I've mentioned this before but there is so much more to it. I have been having problems sexualy ever since my prostate surgery 5 years ago. I'm trying so hard to make a come back but there are lots of hurdles I must jump before my wife and I will have a happy sex life again. She came back home for three weeks over the hollidays because my two sons were home on leave from the Navy. We all had a great time together but there was no sex between she and I. I became depressed because we didn't talk about it or even try to make it happen. Besides my pc problems, the pain thing is always there too along with all the medications and to make the whole thing worse, she is in metapause now! Right after she left I got this brilliant idea to cut my antidepression meds down in hopes of getting some sort of sex drive back. I love my wife dearly and wanted to be close to her. I tapered down 1/4 my daily dose for a week and then anothe 1/4 dose the second week. DA!!!! Thats when my depression started getting bad! I take so many other pills that after 2 weeks I just wasn't paying attention or even thinking that the cutback was causing it! DUMB EH??? Well, I started back to the full dose again. Now I will do it the right way and go see my Doc & Urologist and see what they think. I'm sure that lots of you have sexual side effects from your meds or are just hurting too bad to even think about sex. I haven't seen a thread on the subject here although I'm sure there have been. So maybe now some of you can understand why I've been acting the way I have. I really am a good person, wouldn't hurt anyone on purpose! OK, enough blabbing! Please feel free to coment>
LUV YUZE GIZE!!! (still a Jersey boy at heart)
Pete
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye)  55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!! 


AndreaRN
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   Posted 1/17/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete thanks for the support!!!!

Years ago I worked in a large city hospital trauma unit and sometimes "floated" to the spinal rehab unit. Seemed the number one priority was sexual rehab. There were "ways" even someone with severe disability could function sexually. The unit had specialists come in for private conference with patient and significant other.

Think you should follow up with this.

Time & patience = results
Women who behave don't make History!

C3-4 herniation
C4-5 disectomy & fusion (anterior)
C6-7 & C7-8 L laminectomies (posterior) (need R)
Partial removal of supporting Cervical Posterior Ligament
Constant shoulder pain & tightness.intermittent neck pain
bulged discs at C6-7 & C7-8

Chronic Pain with Vicodin 7.5/325 rx

VIEW IMAGE


ryand
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   Posted 1/17/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete:

I don't think that you've hurt anyone here. We understand how the pain and all the life changes that come as a result of it can affect you. You're allowed to vent here. We all do! smilewinkgrin

Ry
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