HalberT, I've mentioned before, I experienced some depression after surgery, even 2 months after. I don't think it so much had to do with not being able to do as much, more about
facing my own mortality, as I had never been sick before.
I'm 64, and 6 weeks ahead of you. I feel like the depression has more or less lifted, I'm only left with some anxiety, related to upcoming PSA tests, which is very different than depression. And the good news, is my stamina is the same. So is my strength, I lifted a 5 gallon bottle of water from the floor onto my Water Cooler yesterday with no problem.
Give it more time, your stamina will improve. I think your state of mind will as well. And I don't blame you for trying to avoid the anti depressants, I did as well, just didn't feel right.
Age 64 (in 2014), Father had PCa
PSA Feb 2006 - Nov 2014, PSA rose from .7 to 4.3
Nov 2012 - Biopsy - 14 cores all negative for PCa, 1 showed Hi Grade PIN
Nov 2014 BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6 10%, G6 20%,
G8 (3+5), 70%. Johns Hopkins second opinion, G3+5=8 downgraded to 3+3=6 @80%
Bone scan and CT Scan negative
Surgery with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology, stage T2c, bilateral disease, upstaged to G7(3+4)
5% of Prostate involved in Tumor
Organ confined, negative Margins, negative SV, negative lymph nodes (9) PNI positive
PSA 2/15 <.02
My story: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3297053&p=1