Good for you for going to a counsellor. I know how hard that is to do for a person that has always handled their own problems. But there are times and conditions where getting outside help is necessary and can be very helpful.
I understand Rob's sitting and staring straight ahead because that's all I could do when I was in a deep depression, not from chemo but from low testosterone. The foggy headedness drove me nuts too. Finally I got help from my family doc who gave me anti-depressants. They helped me out of the fog and saw me through until the problem was solved. I was always afraid of anti-depressants because I didn't want to be dependent on them for the rest of my life. After my testosterone problem got solved, I weaned off the pills over about
3 weeks and suffered no ill effects from taking them.
I hope Rob will agree to do something like this. It will make his life a little bit more liveable...
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."
Post Edited (biker90) : 4/10/2008 3:47:12 PM (GMT-6)