Met with the oncologist today. It appears the Casodex, for some unknown reason, triggered a major clinical depression. I’m now off all hormone therapy – until we can get control of the depression. That might be weeks or months, no one knows. I am assured that even though I’ll be off hormone therapy, the cancer is not likely to spread very fast or far. My “disease burden” (in other words how much metastasized cancer I have) is quite low, so my PSA is not expected to increase that much over the short term. At least that’s some good news. When all is said and done, though, it’s still scary doing nothing to retard the growth of the disease. I just don’t seem to have a choice right now.