Dec 14, 2004 - 2:46 am
This word may send shivers down my spine, but at least I may still have a spine. Get the point? I see so much that I don't like about hormone therapy that I am considering ALL other methods and if I reduce testosterone production to zero, what's wrong with that? I know there are probably OTHER problems associated with castration. Anyway, my history is: three years after diagnosis, my psa is 1.3 a full year after I-beam radiation. Started with a 5.8 psa and a 6 Gleason. Spent a year in homeopathic therapy before moving on to conventional radiation. Psa never higher than 7.7. I am looking at everything including castration. Anyone have any thoughts, other than the obvious male aversion to such a final farewell to our globes in the scrotum? I KNOW hormones will produce the same end result, but at what cost in side effects? Loss of memory is something I can't afford if I am to keep my head above water in this fight. Thanks to everyone for their comments and God bless all of you.