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What has also been a great help in our marriage has been attending church together and then going out for breakfast after the service. We have an opportunity to talk meet other couples and just have some important time for ourselves … Dennis (ProstateCancer.net) Moderator
Doug … I am sorry to hear that you are in pain. It can be very wearing. Last year I was part of a panel discussion discussing pain and prostate cancer. One of the issues that came up time and time again was that men typically do not want to discuss pain with their medical providers.
Following surgery it takes a while to regain control. It is major surgery and lots of things happened during the process. It just takes time for things to work again.
Great personal story Will.
Nice that you and your son had some bonding time. I am now based in CT and my son and has a fishing camp in northern Wisconsin about 2 hours from his home base in Minneapolis. Every year we make it point to get together on fishing trips. No matter if you are on a mountain or a lake its nice to be able to relax and…
Hi SHarmonHolt. Wanted to follow-up and see how you are doing. Has anything changed concerning your status?
I also wanted to share with you a couple of additional comments from our Facebook page regarding your post.
Hi gummybear. As Rod said, it absolutely depends on the treatment your doctors have you on in determining how long the catheter is necessary. I did find this page from UCLA Health which goes into great detail on all things related to urinary catheterization:…
My wife misses me??? If she does she hasn’t said it. It’s been over 2 years and no I love yous, no hand holding, no kissing or hugging or anythjng!! I have discussed it with her, but she never follows through she will “try to do better.” Nothing happens!!!
What do you do if your wife isn’t interested in any intimacy? I had my prostatectomy over 2 years ago and we haven’t been intimate at all because we’re on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to intimacy and sex. I even suggested I give myself the injections. It sucks!!! I use a vibrator to get some relief! That sucks too!!!
I have been battling an aggressive prostate cancer for the past 6+ years. While there is family support I have also found that a great way for me to overcome some parts of this difficult journey has been to get involved with support and education groups. Reaching out to others has been a great tool for me.
My business partner several years ago was having issues and thought it was prostate cancer. Much to his surprise he found they found tumor was on the outside of the prostate and was impacting urine flow. In his case he went to one of the better known cancer hospitals in NYC and was able to have it removed.
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I find it is better to have someone with me at the more critical medical appointments. When you are under stress or are anticipating some significant changes in treatment or medication its so easy to just miss stuff or only hear half of what was said. There is a big difference between listening and hearing and its so easy to hear without really…
Feeling down! A year ago had robotic surgery for stage 4 prostate cancer and after 1 year my PSA is at .02. Original PSA was .7 (4+3 I believe) and am 56 years old. All I read online is life expectancy is […]
I never cease to be amazed at how people forget how much they knew and understood as children. Kids have a way finding things out – even the unspoken. I honestly believe children can pick-up on non-verbal cues better than most adults because their communications skills are still limited. Don’t get me wrong the instinct to protect one’s children…
I love your attitude on being a cancer warrior. Way too many of us allow cancer to define us vs our taking charge.
It’s not an easy battle and I must admit to losing it from time to time. So i have decided its not about a win or loss of the individual battles its all about winning the emotional war and staying connected with living in the…
Do agree Patrick Walsh’s book is one of the best. Early on with my own diagnosis a friend of mine who had just been operated on for prostate cancer had an extra copy of the book. He rang the door bell one evening and handed me the book and said pass it on to someone else who may need it in the future. Not only did i do so I also picked up an…