I want to make it clear, I am OK and I would still take the HT option like I first decided. I have been contimplating how to post this, but i guess I will drag and drop my blog post from yesterday then elaborate over the next day or so...
From my blog...
Prostate Cancer and Depression...And Another Birthday...
I am a very upbeat guy so this post might be a surprise to many. I have been going through a bout of depression and it's cancer related. Yet another side effect of knowing I have advanced prostate cancer, the 18 months of treating it, and it is also enhanced by my mothers passing. So when I say depression, it's not like clinical depression. I'm not going to hurt myself, or anything like that. But when I am alone, sometimes I feel like tears are coming ~ and they sometimes do. Last night was a good example. I was just typing a letter to a friend and I had to stop and take a few minutes away to get my composure back.
Hormone Therapy is likely the biggest cause. Complete ablation of testosterone has many effects on a man's body and mind. I am no exception. And the peaks and valleys are far more gapped than ever before. I am an emotional man already, so add in this treatment and, well, you get the picture. I mention it here because there are many now following my journal. Some know exactly what I am saying. So everyone else following, too, can know that prostate cancer is NOT the good one. There is no such thing.
The University of Arizona College of Nursing has contacted me and has asked if Ruth and I will participate in a study. It's a well timed support study. We talked about it yesterday and will participate. UA found me in the magazine article. Which is precisely why I volunteer for as much as I can in this fight. I want to make it known that we are NOT doing enough to cure this disease.
Oh yea, the birthday. Happy Birthday to the good 'ol USA. God has blessed our nation with its 232nd birthday today. If you don't think so, read the Declaration' 1st sentence and each and every states constitution (Thanks Cedar). There's a lot of God talk their.
'Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.' - William Penn
AMEN to that! And I will pray for every man and woman fighting to keep our nation strong.