As you know your dad's case and mine have some real parallel's. I stepped back from moderating last year because I just wasn't right mentally. It was very tough to admit to myself that I couldn't control things on my own. I blame some of it on losing my mom suddenly on top of all the other stuff I was going through. I blame some of it on myself for not recognizing what was going on around me. But the truth is that HT and cancer (cervical or prostate) was compounding everything negative in my life and limiting everything positive. But after I "circled the wagons" and got a hold of the depression many good things started happening.
What I am saying is that I don't believe that the good days of continence are coincidence with addressing the depression in your dads case. Additionally, I posted recently that I had good things happening on the ED front. I feel good about
where I am, and I no longer have that deep depression...it's not a coincidence in my opinion.
We love you sweet lady. And you tell your dad that I am proud of him for taking these steps. And tell him I believe that as long as he is willing to take positive steps, that I believe there will be more rewards like this...
As I always say...STAY POSITIVE...that's for all reading this...
Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1
My Journal is at Tony's Blog
My InfoLink page is at Tony's Prostate Cancer InfoLink Page