My heartfelt prayers are with you on your struggles especially including the depression side... depression robs you of so many things beyond even just traditional happiness and sense of well being... It is like the theif in the night... When let rampart to run, it can affect your family, friends, and even your spiritual walk with God.
It is GOOD that you have identified it and have it in the open... depression thrives in the dark and struggles in the light... You are proactive and on a positive path to beating this truly evil condition. With God, family, friends, and doctors, depression can be beat so that it will never rob you again.
I have dealed with 5-6 years of depression that started in my later years due to life's circumstances and most likely some brain chemistry issues that may heave been passed down in some family herdiitary DNA. As strange at may seem, my recent bout with PCa actually helped bring to light all the tools and factors for me to finally beat depression for good and put it in my past!
The solution for me was finally truly submiiting and having real faith in God which handled the stressors, and God's blessing of a doctor that was knowledgeanle in brain chemistry who found the lowest and most effective medicines with the least side effects to help balance my brain chemistry. I have not felt better or more effective as a human being and servant of God for the last 20 years.
With God already in your life and with his blessings (which includes doctors), I am confident you will whip this condition! If you ever to need to ask any questions about medicines or their effects as they related to me, feel free to ask!
After 3-4 years of annual PSA 4-6, biopsy recommended
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6 Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6 T2c Nx Mx, approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.
6/28/2007 9 weeks incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a day from prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op Minimal leakage... one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA... 0.01 !!!
9/10/2007 Pad free and ED at 75% with 100mg Viagra generic
6/26/2008 2nd Post-OP PSA at 14 months... 0.02