As others have said, this is more common than you obviously thought. Believe or not, there are also many people who do not even realize they are depressed. They just can't figure out why they can't sleep, are having trouble getting work done or feeling vaguely overwhelmed by everyday life.
Remember, it is, as Purgatory said, a chemical imbalance. Nothing to be ashamed of any more than being ashamed of being diabetic or having a cold.
I have often said that doctors should hand out cards of a good therapist when they announce a diagnosis of cancer. It is enormously stressful. Add to it, your wife's health issues and you have become a prime candidate. Wellbutrin is nice since it has the fewest sexual side effects of all the SUI's.
I fought depression after my 4 yr old was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, my father's death and my cancer all within months of each other. it's a normal reaction and I think very common. Glad to see you are in a doctor's care. If things don't improve very soon, please see a psychiatrist. MD's aren't always the best at matching meds with patients.
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6 (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at nine months.
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - Took 100mg viagra every night. for several months
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks, which disappeared over the course of a month or two.
ED bounce is what they call it. Now, at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
One year PSA - undectable!