I was on TRT for years before I had cancer due to a congenital issue. After RRP my uro took me completely off because he was afraid that it would increase the risk of recurrence.
After a month I was a basket case. Total depression and fatigue to the point that all I could do was stare at the wall. I locked up my guns for fear of using one on myself. My primary doc got me and apptmnt with another uro that was of a different mind about
TRT after PCa treatment. He put me back on T shots and in a week I was back and have been OK since. All with continuing zero PSAs.
Now every man is different so I am not pushing TRT but given the choice I would do it again in an instant. There comes a point where the quality of life gets so low that dying from cancer or from a gun shot seem like equally likely to happen.
At some point we all have to decide how much quality we are willing to give up in order to feel better about
our recurrence chances.
One thing about
cancer, it WILL change your life.
PS There are others that hang out here sometimes. Pete if you are listening, chip in.