Gosh, my heart broke for you reading this, Barb. Yes, these drugs can do a number on him and from what I see in your sig, this has all taken place in a year's time! This is so much for him, for you and for your children to deal with on your own. I'm sure you have support from family and friends but they are not living this every day as you are. It sounds like he is pushing you away to distance himself from the emotional pain he's going through. Even though you recognize that, it must be devastating to hear him say these things.
You are going to his appt with him, right? Does he plan to let the doctor know how depressed he's been? Are you prepared to speak up if he doesn't? Your husband might not like it but it seems like it has to be done. The doctor can prescribe something for him if thats what is needed. There are some men here who have been depressed, got help and were glad they made that decision.
We have kids your age and I so wish there was something I could say to help you. Please let us know how the appointment goes.
Believe me you and your family will be in my thoughts,
2005 Diagnosed at 63 yo Gleason 4+3
2006 LRP First PSA 11.8 Stage IV Start Lupron
2010-2014 Casodex, Provenge, Nilandron, Zytiga, Orchiectomy, Xtandi.
PSA cont rise. Spot on spine & enlarged lymph nodes.
2014 Xgeva & Taxotare
10/31/2014 Last Taxotare due to SE’s PSA was 14.82 now 1.3
2/27/15 PSA 10.48
3/20/15 PSA 13.68 Multiple lesions found in liver
3/27/15 Start Jevtana w prednisone Neulasta 24 hrs after chemo
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