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After treatment...then what

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Stats: Age 56, robotic prostatectomy 11/06, Gleason 6, cancer contained with negative nodes, 95% cure, great continence, no woody yet. great supportive wife. OK when do I not think about the cancer everyday; and why am I so damned depressed?

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If you are looking for a solution to your depression may I suggest you talk to a psychologist or psychiatrist? Only the latter can prescribe medication, however. Actually, your GP may be able to help you with depression but probably only with medication. I hope that helps.

Could you tell us please, where you had your surgery performed and who the surgeon was? Thanks

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Joined: Sep 2004

Hey Bonesareus,

Let's chat a for a moment here.

I am a survivor who had a RP in Jan of 04. My Gleason was also a 6. I was 45. That seems really unfair to me, but life gives no one a
free ride. I slowly regained sexual function after 6 months and can say after 3 years I have a normal sex life. I would expect the same for you.

This experience has so many faucets that can be depressing i'm not surprised you have those feelings.

Join a local support group and see your GP to set a starting point to deal with this aspect of your recovery. It is normal and easy to deal with.

Feel free to contact me if I can help.


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