So, just what kind of impact does suddenly growing a beard/mustache actually have on the people around us?
There have been numerous studies on this, and there are numerous web articles that measure the psychological impact of suddenly becoming hirsute. This one is probably typical:/www.baldingbeards.com/how-beard-affects-people-around-you/
Some comments from it:"… in various studies and research, beards have been shown to have magical powers that can have a definite affect on people.
OK, so ‘magical powers’ may be stretching it a bit, but there’s something about a beard."
"Traits like aggression and dominance, and maturity."
"The longer the beard hair, the more masculine the man is rated."
" … different women have different perspectives on beards … Women like stubble. But they favor heavy stubble over lighter stubble … Women find men with facial hair to be more masculine."
An interesting point is made regarding beards and job interviews. Studies seem to indicate that clean-shaven men do better for entry-level jobs, while bearded men do better for senior positions. However, stubble, whether light or heavy, had a negative impact on all job interviews.
The article concludes: "But there’s no arguing that beards do have an affect when it comes to how people perceive us, and even how we’re perceived by the opposite sex. Wear that beard with pride, friends, and be conscious of the messages it may be sending others."
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower