Hi Pete and as I can see this is your first post, We'd like to welcome you to the board,
As for your question, I'm sorry I can't help you as we have not experienced this. However, I'm sure some of the others will be along soon that may have some information for you. I just wanted to welcome you and "bump" your post back to the top before it got too far down on the topics list where others might miss it!
Hey Lefty, thanks for bumping me up! I see that you have information about your self at the bottom of your post. Is this required? I don't remember my PSA & Gleason at the time of my sugery but it was very similar to yours. I had mine out at 50. My father died at 52 in 1973 of what I beleive was prostate cancer. Lynph glands to bones but not diognosed back then. This testosterone thing I have now is driving me crazy. I am more depressed now than when I learned of the cancer! I am just so tired all the time and can't seem to get any treatment to deal with it. I work over 50 hours a week and when not working I'm sleeping. I'm drinking over a pot of coffee a day. I hate to sound like a crybaby but I'm at wits end with this thing. I've also posted on several other forums and haven't heard back anything yet. But I'm staying posative. I can't be alone, I'm sure someone has beaten this problem, I just have to find him!
Thank You Swim, I'm 53 now, as I just stated right before I received your reply, I don't remember my Gleason or PSA off hand, I'll look it up tonight when I get home. I knew there had to be others like me out there! My wife isn't going to go for the Testosterone therapy, I just know she woun't. Have you heard of any othe treatments??
Again thanks so much for your reply!!!
Hi again Pete,
I'm so glad Swim has been able to give you some of the information you were looking for. In answer to your question about personal information some members include in their post at the bottom of their replies, it is not required. If you want to include your stats though, after you login, "click" on the "control panel" in the top corner of the page and you can enter your information there. Then it will automatically include it with all your posts. I enjoy reading others personal info because it allows me to compare our situation with theirs and also helps to answer some of their questions. It is up to the member and is not required.
Wishing you all the best,
WOW!!!! This is what it’s all about
Pete you’ve got a good one with …Swimom… I’m learning lots too!!!!
This forum is soooooooo Powerful ..... and as I always say
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ~ and ~ POWER conquers FEAR!!!!!
Hi! ~ Pete Sr.
Sending a warm welcome to you and yours… Glad you found us!!!
I hope you will continue sharing your journey with us…
In New Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
A very special new Thread: To all my new friends!!!! from Pete Sr. was started....
Make sure you don't miss it!!!!!
It reminds us exactly what this forum is all about and how important sharing is!!!
Thank you Pete for having the courage to step into the sunshine and let it bring warmth and love and caring into your being.............
We will "always" be there for you and other who need our strength.... and at times we may need to pull from your strength…. So always remember how important your “journey” is for all of us.
Please ~ Keep this thread: Low testosterone count after 2 years after PC surgery
going because of the topic and all the information & knowledge being shared!! Others will definitely learn from this journey’s posting as we take the next stepping-stone.
Back on 11-13 ~ I was blown away with your Thread: Low testosterone count 2 years after prostate surgery…
The postings between you and Swimom.... really touched my heart ~ because this is what this forum is all about!!! Knowing you're not alone...........................
I responded with a warm welcome…. and told you I'd be back~~~~ Chirp ~ Chirp ~ Chirping... I'm back
I knew I’d be back to share with you… but not having had any experience or knowledge as to what was happening I wanted to understand a little more about which stepping-stones you were on now and which ones you’d traveled before today.
After going back and really soaking in what Swimom and you have talked about ~ it was truly meant to be that you found us!!!! And how glad we all are that you did!!!! It is a blessing for all of us too!!!!
You truly are not alone and now so many others will know they are not alone with Your Journey's thread: Low testosterone count 2 years after prostate surgery... the information here is so important... you really need to continue coming here with your updates... Okay!!! :)
Please ~ continue to post different avenues that you search out… we want to understand everything ~ and we want to be there for you!
After reading all the postings....I have typed a long posting and it’s kinda all over the place so I’m going to separate it into several different postings….
We hope to hear from you soon as to what your next steps will be.
Remember….. we are traveling with you ~ on this new path.
Keeping you “extra” close in thoughts and prayers…
Pete ~ Thank you for your kind heartfelt words on our Thanksgiving Thread…. I had this special message ready to send to our friends...over a month ago. It was something I needed to do to let others know how important they have been to us. I thought what a nice Thanksgiving Card this would make ~ so saved it for our favorite “day” to send.
I told you I'd be back................. part2....
After re-reading your postings again… I have to say WOW again!!!
It’s taken me some time to process my thoughts and understanding of things. Sometimes this happens to me and I can’t just sit and type/write something. I have to feel it and then it just happens. Several times I’ve come to the computer to talk with you and my thoughts were going in all directions. Plus ~ I wanted to look at the Reel Recovery Website and understand what it is about!! It is obviously a very powerful / positive tool for helping to understand what one is going through and how one can pull strength from others. What an amazing story of giving by Stewart “Stu” Brown. What a strength to leave ~ for others to
You have an inner strength that just needed a little nudging to move you into the s u n s h i n e.
And you will see r a i n b o w s now that you are freed from the darkness that surrounded you!
Thank you for opening up to all of us!!!! Your journey will be so very important for “us” and newbies coming along….
You have taken such “POSITIVE STEPS”…. In very “POSITIVE DIRECTIONS”
and we are so happy to be along for this journey.
I’m interested to know how you found out about Reel Recovery? Who ever directed you to this program obviously knew you were suffering silently… and that person deserves a huge HUG!!!!!! So here’s one for you and one for the person who set you on the right stepping-stone to move forward!!!!
!@#$%^&* H U G S for Y O U and that ”Special person who led you to the light” *&^%$#@!
Take care and know that we are so happy you’ve joined us.
In New Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
5 of 7 cores right lobe, 2 of 7 cores left lobe
I had my prostate removed a little over 3 years ago at age 47. My cancer was locally advanced so I had chemo and hormone deprivation therapy. My testosterone level only increased about a year ago and now seems somewhat normal. Recently I had implant surgery. I think I survived all of these changes in my body by focusing on exercise. Soon after I finished the chemo, but while still on casadex I began running. I hadn't run much before my diagnosis. To make a long story short, eight months later I ran a marathon. It was a great distraction away from all of the chemicals in my body and the surgery. I continued exercising until I literally could feel the drugs leaving my body. Lately I've been recovering from the implant surgery and have not been able to exercise and I feel lousy. I can't wait to get back to the gym. My suggestion is to try some type of physical exercise that you enjoy and set some kind of goal. I don't think it can hurt.
Good luck, Daniel