Jul 11, 2006 - 10:15 pm
Hello, my boyfriend found out he had prostate cancer at the age of 33. It has been a downward spiral since then. He is now 34 and has elected to have the surgery to remove his prostate but refuses to proceed until later in the year. He has been suffering from depression and has had thoughts of taking his life. At this time he is seeking no real help because he feels alone and seperate due to his young age. He thinks no one really can relate to or understand him. He would like to have children in the future but the costs, procedures and timing associated with sperm banking is depressing him further. He has now shut me out along with others he cares about. I do not know how to reach him anymore. I do not know how to console him or help him. Any words of advice or wisdom would be greatly appreciated at this time. If anyone else is experiencing prostate cancer at a young age or has relative information/stories to share please feel free to post away! :-) Or contact me so that I may have him contact you directly. I want him to know that he is not isolated and needs to reach out to others going through the same experiences. Thank you so much.