Hello to all my old friends and all the new ones. I guess you could call me an expatriated member of the board. I used to post quite a bit a while ago. Some of you may remember me and after reading the all the new names I'm sure most of you don't.
Yes I have been on TRT for a year now and was waiting to get my last test results back before posting. PSA-0, tetsasterone 183. Yes, the first number is good but the second needs some help! I told my Urologist before my last test back in June that I felt I needed a little more Testim gel as I wasn't feeling up to par. When my test came back a little over 300 he said he thought thats right were he wanted me to be. So I stayed on a half tube of testim untill this last appointment when I told him that all my symptoms were coming back. The hot flashes, the total fatigue, the feeling of worthlesness and maybe worst of all the depression! My Doc said well, maybe thats what its going to be from now on if your T test is around 300 again. I told him that I knew in my heart that it would come back low and I wanted him to let me take more. He said not untill your test come back.
Well, its been one of those long weeks we all know about here, waiting for the "Test Results!" When a week went by with no phone call I started to worry. I had always received a call within a week after my blood test. Of course I started thinking it must be my PSA going up or I would have heard something. I called and left a mesage after after 9 days and no call back. I called again after 11 days and low and behold the next day (today) the nurse called! Your testosterone is really low! The Doc wants you to up your dose to 1 & 1/2 tubes a day! YIP-EEE. Remember that feeling Biker?
So Here I am, maybe a lost sheep, dying to tell someone the good news! Mama B. & Swim Mom, maybe thats why you haven't heard from me in such a long time. Its the Testosterone Blues again!!!! I hope this fixes me like it did a year ago. It just all sort of slipped away from me so slowly without any sort of shut off. I let it go too long without saying anything. no one ever accused me of being the sharpest pencil in the pack!
So here I am, back w/ my tail between my legs. I hope everone can forgive my dissaperance and my spelling! God bless all of you! I might have stopped writing but I never stoped praying for you! Jet Guy are you still doing OK? Been flying down to South Florida at all? Well I guess thats enough for now, my higher dose of T hasn't kicked in yet and I'm sitting here crying like a babe!
Your friend always!
54 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. Testosterone Theropy since 12/06. I am's what I am and that's all that I am!!!