Apr 18, 2012 - 3:06 pm
It has been a good while since last posting. Had my prostate surgery in Aug. 2010. Post op--4+3=7 with tertiary pattern 5. My urologist said in our first meeting after surgery--we'll be watching you like a hawk. So, every 3 mos. I have had blood work done. Except for first result which was very low (don't remember exact number) the PSAs have gratefully been 0.00. I am going to be 65 in June 2012 --older guy and with very low testosterone, with very diminished sex drive. So I asked for and my doctor started me on 1% Androgel. This was probably 9-12 months ago. Gratefully my PSAs have been as stated even with testosterone supplement. Does anyone know the latest thinking on this? The latest I read was some docs are prescribing it particularly if post op showed real good reading, which my numbers were only fair. I guess my doc thinks quality of life vs. risk and since PSAs have been good let's cautiously try this supplement. It does help with drive and just more vitality. Older thinking was by giving "T" you were fueling the fire but most updated thinking is questioning this. What say anyone out there with an opinion or latest studies info. Thank you very much with any thoughts.