Jul 13, 2012 - 10:04 pm
Hello I'm new to this board & would appreciate any advise that might be useful as the fight goes on :) Thanks in advance for your time.
I'm a 59 yr old otherwise healthy man that had surgery in Nov 2009 on my prostate after being diagnosed with cancer - Gleason 3+5=8 Adenocarcinoma - acinar type, capsular invasion - level 3,non confined, 11% involvement.
My Urologist wants me now to look at radiation which I'm against for the same reasons why I sought surgery over radiation treatment initially...further invasion on potency & ED & possible bowel involvement. I'm also fundamentally against using radiation or Hormone therapy. I'm waiting to speak to Radiology in the next few weeks though to discuss it further.
A little background to complicate things.... I am an active Bodybuilder & have been for 20 yrs. It is my life & my passion. I use AAS (Anabolic & Androgenic Steroids) & have been for many years. I am very well acquainted with the use & effects of doing so. I am knowledgeable & interested in the physiology of how AAS works in the body & as how it can be used as a PED (Performance Enhancing Drug) & as TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy). I worked closely with an Endocrinologist leading up to my surgery & subsequent recovery running compounds that enabled me to deal with the physical aspects of minimising gear (slang term for AAS) whilst still maintaining a level of physiological focus & physical size. I'm also well aware of the medical opinion with using exogenous administration of testosterone & cancer of the prostate. If anyone here can link me to clinical analyses that conclusively show this is the case, then I will be very interested. More on that if required.
I split up with my wife one yr ago after becoming involved with a 39 yr old woman...yes there is still hope after prostate cancer :). My wife & I had not been getting on very well for some yrs before the cancer but the issues after it brought everything to a head & we finally parted after over 30 yrs together. I am currently single again after a year with my new girlfriend & no it was not ed issues that brought us down :) I continue to train as a Bodybuilder & are thinking of doing a competition in 12 weeks although I'm not sure if my head is in the right space to continue.
Any comments about my course of action would be appreciated. I prefer to look at non conventional & self healing avenues in preference to going further down the traditional medical approach.