Monday, November 23, 2009

Dr. Evil stole my mojo, continued

Hello folks! PG-13 rated post here.

I had a visit today with Dr. SS, a urologist, about the testosterone situation. Without belaboring things too much, I can report that I successfully avoided another digital rectal exam, and that I've now seen ultrasounds of my privates. Interesting.

Long story short:

* Lack of mojo is not good. How can I put this delicately...the factory is still making widgets, and if none of the widgets ever get packed up and shipped out of the warehouse, the warehouse can get clogged up pretty bad. Not good! Shipments need to occur with greater frequency.

* Dex is a culprit, as is Revlimid. Basically a double-whammy. I have a textbook case of lost mojo, in the words of Dr. SS.

* I have normal blood flow, good kidneys, bladder, etc. so there's nothing physiologically wrong with anything.

* I have a battery of blood tests tomorrow to check for different things, and assuming they are normal, I will be treated probably with a testosterone patch, rather than injections. Basically, Barry Bonds here I come. This should help with mojo, and also help arrest the muscle wasting effects of Dex as well.

More news as events merit. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!


  1. WOW.. I hadn't thought about that side effect...


  2. It's not ideal, but it's not the end of the world. There's a long list of worse things that could happen without the therapy, and even worse side effects. This can be remedied, evidently, pretty easily. It's not a purple pill issue. It's an "only interested once every three weeks" issue.

    Notably, thalidomide is far worse than revlimid (although also I was on 8X the dex dosage at the time). During primary treatment, interest was more like every six weeks.