Interesting post James. I have actually thought along the same lines. A thread by Luvmydad on 5/10 raised the HT question. Some felt it could be effective for 5 years, some 10.
So, if I am 66, and I am on HT for 5 to 10 years before the PC goes refractory, I may be 71 to 76 before I begin to get my T back, in the midst of PC going refractory. Odds are I won't need my nuts thenm either. And if mama isn't interested now, she surely won't be in 5 to 10 years. I probably won't too many years with PC left, or whatever other 75 yr old malady i may have.
Would I have hot flashes ? Probably not as severe as the Lupron caused ones. Plus there is all the other data about
heart attack and stroke, etc. cause d by HT. I am going to assume those problems are caused by the HT drug, not the lack of testosterone.
It really is not an illogical thought. The biggest hurdle is probably psychological, having your nuts cut off. Maybe I could have the dock out a couple of steel abll bearings in there. Then I could brag about
balls of steel. Won't the TSA person at the airport be impressed ?
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
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3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01