My father is 71, advanced PC diagnosed in 2014(PSA 700, mets to the bones). After HT and subsequent orchiectomy his PSA went to 1, then it started to grow and since 2017 it has been around 3 – 4.
My father was in overall good health, walked around 6 miles a day with his dogs, worked full time including weekends.
4 months ago one of his dogs pulled him and he fell down and broke his hip, was hospitalised and had a surgery. The hip bone healed properly, but after the surgery he developped a bunch of new symptoms which seem to get worse every day.His knees and shoulder started to hurt, then he started to have severe headaches which won‘t go away, his hands go numb, he has stomach spasms and he refuses to eat. He got an X- ray of knees and shoulders done and it showed arthritis, which is normal for a man of his age, it didn‘t show any mets.
I can‘t get how a fracture which has successfully healed might cause such symptoms.
I guess there are 2 possible options:
1) The fracture lowered his resistance to cancer, and now it came back with vengeance, although this would be strange since no mets have been found in his knees or shoulders or neck.
2) He‘s got a serious case of depression and all his symptoms are purely psychological. He seems to have been depressed since the fracture, constantly thinking about what he should have done differently on the day he fell down.This Thursday he‘s got an appointment with a psychologist, we hope that antidepressants might help.
Does anyone have any experience with broken bones alongside with PC? Or has anybody heard about severe depression which leads to physical pain in all body?
Thank you in advance for any replies