I saw your post in the prostate cancer forum for your father and stumbled on your post here. My wife and I are living your thoughts but because of my issues with prostate cancer. I do not suffer from any anxiety issues, though I do get upset when thinking of my inability to engage in sex. I do understand your feelings but for a totally different reason. But I would like to mention that my wife was my best friend before I became ill. And that continues. And we are very close. We are on the other side of the spectrum and it seems that we are so different, but we really are not. You see, we lost a baby ten years ago. And you would figure that we'd just get right back up and start over. But it was never that easy. I envy you with the two children. But I do understand your concerns. First from your other post in the other forum, I know you are a wonderful person. I am so happy to have my Ruthie that I would exchange anything that has happened to me recently to regain our sex life. But the reality is that I am now sterile, and we will not have any children. I guess I can feel like I am not alone with your group here. Though I don't need those kinds of meds. Instead I have been medically castrated with hormone treatment. I never thought about it but is there really a difference? We have taken meds for a better more promising future.
Dx 10/06 Advanced Prostate Cancer
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.