Yesterday we got good news about Jim's monthly PSA as it is continuing to trend down. As we were talking, he was expressing about how his libido is gone and "nothing works", and a couple other things. I said that's what the castration process does. We'd already talked about these side effects..
BIG mistake using that "castrate" word. He had completely freaked out, angry, making himself physically ill. I mean he's been told that his testosterone production has been stopped because that feeds the cancer. But for some reason that word set him off. I feel horrible. I feel like I set back his progress in fighting this.
As men, is there anything I can say to fix what I did?? I wish his doctors would have talked to him more. His attitude was always, don't tell me details just tell me what to do. Now he's mad at everyone.