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I was diagnosed with stage 4 bone metastatic prostate cancer over 21 years ago. I started Lupron soon thereafter. I had hot flashes for about 5 years and then they began to dissipate. I completely lost my sex drive almost 1 year after diagnosis. My wife has been the one to suffer this loss. Hormone deprivation therapy makes you stop thinking about sex, and any attempt to engage is met with disinterest. Thankfully, my wife has stayed with me. There is far more to a relationship than sex.
My PSA is about.04 and holding. I have lost a great deal of muscle mass because I have over done a handful of exhausting projects over the years. But I continue to exercise; although, at low resistance levels. I believe that exercise is keeping me alive. Life is good and I’m not close to checking out!

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I joined the gym on May 1 and my goal is to work out 4-6 days a week. I will be retiring at the end of June and I will have plenty of time to make the gym part of my regular schedule. I have always been considered a very naturally strong guy, though I never went to the gym before. I am pushing myself with the heavier weights to try and maintain as much muscle mass as I can for as long as possible. I also do 30 minutes on the treadmill at this time. it is amazing how much PC changes your perspective on life and motivates you! my libido dropped off very quickly once I started on the hormone therapy. I used to be incredibly active. My wife is also very understanding about this and I try to schedule sex instead of wait for one of us to be in the mood. As you all know, I don’t think I would ever be in the mood due to the hormone therapy.