I found it more than interesting to see this thread tonight, since it is a topic that I was discussing with corvette jeff just this afternoon. I have been on lupron now for about two months. For the first few weeks, it was no big deal. Now, it's a big deal. Recently the hot flashes have been pretty bad every night just as I go to bed. Libido is zero, zip, nada. And most recently, the depression has overtaken me in ways that I've never experienced.
Sure, I'm almost 58, and life throws us all some ugly curves occasionally that get us down, but mostly, I'm pretty upbeat. Especially in recent years, as we've bought our retirement homestead, building the new home, and getting things built the way I want them has taken priority. But in the last few weeks, I've been overwhelmed with a sense of "life has no meaning any more." And, I just don't give a flip about anything. Don't get me wrong; I'm staying busy, doing my job, and taking care of things, but, I feel that I've lost my passion for anything, and that's depressing as well.
I guess, seeing this as a way of life for the next two to three years doesn't help at all.
Now, on the flip side, I'm alive, and with God's blessings, and if this stupid lupron works, I'll continue to breath this sweet Louisiana air for many years yet.
g'night all, I better start the deep breathing exercises to prepare for the hot flashes. Maybe some pushups would help.
Nah, not "those" pushups. <sigh>
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/2010 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes neg, Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
9/3, 2010 PSA - 0.04
9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent
10/14/10, PSA still 0.04, and lupron #1, now 99.9% continent
Total ED, 3 caverject failed
10/20/10 OD'd .5cc trimix, after 3hrs, neo synephrine shot
tried .15 & .17 cc neg, next .2