Yeah Ken, I agree that doctors don't always follow-up with tests that could save us a lot of grief and expense. My family doc and my urologist both schedule me for 15 minute appointments and are always in a rush to get rid of me. If I'm still upright and breathing they figure I'm fine even though I have tried to talk to them on numerous occasions about
hormone balance. Specialization and economics make it impossible to have a physician that gets the overall picture. For this reason I am going to use a homeopath as my family doctor in the future. This is a new adventure for me and I enter it with some fear and trepidation.
My journey with low testosterone is documented on my thread (link is below if anyone wants to see it). In short, it delayed my recovery by several months and nearly did me in.
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00.
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."