Apr 02, 2013 - 9:35 am
Hi, my name is Radendra. I am 81 and live with my gorgeous 26 YO Philippina wife in Davao, Mindanao. Four days ago I took a bad fall backwards out of the shower and hurt my back. Went to the Hospital thinking I cracked a rib, and found out I had fractures in two vertabrae and maybe Matasses. I have seen three doctors since then, and today I got an Atomic Bone Scan, and will have results tomorow, which I will post. My PSA is 100 and I take Tamsulosin and Finesteride. About 15 years ago, my PSA started going up, first to 6 then 8 then 11 then 15 and two years ago it was 34. I never did anything about the prostate because my information was that the PSA test is not particularly accurate and that something else would get me before the Prostate cancer. So far, the drs say that they see signs of blastic deformation. If I have bone matasses it must be early stages, but I guess that the bone scan will tell more.
Now, interestingly, even though I am 81, I am a competitive body builder, and have entered Masters Bodybuilding contests in the Phils. Of course, I cannot compete with the best of the best of guys who are only 45 YO, but I am never last either. And, I am very strong. I was going to compete last week in Mr. Davao, but four weeks earlier I got a pinched nerve in my spine (ouch!!) and the doc said I had too much upper body bulk and had to lose weight. I stopped eating, could not work out and my body weight went from 204 to 190 in four weeks!!! I also lost my body, as the weight loss was all muscle. I also stopped using steroids. Also, I am a Vegan, do a lot of antiaging supplements, and have taken great care of myself. I eat lots of fresh veggies raw, and fruit, never eat sugar or anything that I consider unhealthy, like just about everything in the super market.
I have done lots of research on the net. I do not like the side effects of ADT, but it seems to work and it seems I will have to take it. I would have no problem with castration, and would like some advice about that. Now,my wife is absolutely gorgeous, and she is Ok with no sex. She just wants to be with me as long as possible, so I need to do anything to prolong my life. I have not been able to find out what my life expectancy may be, but at 81, if I could get three to five years, I would be joyous.
I am certainly in very top shape for an 81 YO, and few men in the world are as strong. I have a world class body for 80YO, but a good 70 YO would beat me easy. There just are not money 80 YO guys who are in any kind of shape, even the contest winners. So, I thought I would share my story and tell what the Docs are saying, what my bone scan says. I would think that castration and removal of the prostate would work, but I do not get any confirmation about this. Look, I have had an incredibly wonderful like, living in Aspen, Colorado and teaching advanced skiing for 30 years followed by 15 years of windsurfing in Maui, Western Australia, and Cypress. I lived in Thailand off and on for more than 25 years and speak Thai fluently. Sex will have to go regardless of what treatment I recieve, but I have no regrets at all because ------ Well, just lets say that when I was able, I made full use of my resources. My wife's only desire is that I live as long as I can. This has made us much closer, and we were very close before, but now we relish every second together. She goes with me to the hospital and is the most wonderful person I have ever known.
I have had a very active spirtual life and was priviledged to have studied with several Enlightend Marters in the USA, India, and Europe. Anyway, I am very grateful for finding this board and learning from all of your posts. I am hoping to get guidance from you old hands, as I am not very trustworthy of doctors, pharmaceutical companies, governments, or treatments, especially Chemo and Radiation. I have read that 33% of people with terminal cancer die from doctor induced death. The treatment kills them before the cancer. Anyway, thanks for reading this, and thanks for all you posters who help so much. Love, Swami Rakendra