I read an article recently concerning the use of testosterone which opened my mind to the fact that my doctor is responsible for many of my problems.
I'm now 86 and have had prostate cancer since being in my 60s.
I went for a session of radiation that worked for awhile, but unfortunately, the cancer returned.
"No worry," my urologist grinned. "We can keep this under control by pills and injections."
For many years I have my testosterone checked and have welcomed the injection and daily follow-up pills which are labelled as performing a medical castration.
Not aware of the effects of low testosterone levels, I continued to actively participate in sports, walking, and much physical activity.
But now I am aware that my gradual decline in many aspects of my life is due to the lowering of testosterone in my system. I merely blamed old age.
Wait until the next time I see my physician. He will get an earful from a patient regarding his lack of vigour - although, without his care, I might otherwise be dead.
Mike Harvey, Langley
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