My husband is 74, was diagnosed stage 3a prostate cancer, had radical prostatectomy in December 13, 2019, ADT and 40 days of radiation and life was never the same since.
Fatigue all the time,
absence of energy,
hot flashes now more then before and more severe ( his testosterone level is 0. Yes, you read correctly ZERO, instead of 300-1000)
loss of muscle mass,
pain from the waist down,
change in bowel movement,
atrial fibrillation due to lack of testosterone,
hmm, what did I forget? Oh, about sexual functions doctor warned in advance that he can not spare the nerves. So, penile shrinkage for sure and no sexual desire whatsoever. His PSA was undetectable a half a year ago.
I think what makes him going is his government job, he works from home, 5 days a week from home office. Afternoon is spent in his big chair watching TV and checking stock market. He does not want to go for walks. And I am not talking about long walks. I take him in a car to places ( he still likes shopping :). ) The pandemic did it's job, we were isolated , masked, very careful not to bring some infection home and that paid off – so far so good.
Thank you for accepting me in the group.