I don't know how or why you "gain such strength and hope from you", but I'm humbled by your words. Thank you.
My pearls of wisdom for you tonight are that you are the best ally your husband has. And as such, you have two particularly hard jobs, as does my wife and the other wives here. You have to be strong for your husband and help him to make choices and give him the will to fight. This is probably the hardest thing you've ever done, or will do.
The other thing you have to do, for both of you, is to take care of yourself. It's important for you to have some time away from the "situation" to catch your breath. Enjoy your time with the family and don't feel guilty. You have nothing to feel guilty about. Taking time for yourself not only helps you, but, it gives you strength to deal with your husband's problems, too.
I hope my ramblings make some sense and that things start looking up for you two. It's time.
Just a refresher about "thinkin' of you" as Walt posted. I saw this post on lifeline~Kathy's thread post and was deeply touched by your unselfish friendship here. Time and again you have touched many here with beautiful Love and support. This is one of those bluebird <<<hugs>>>, and I am not ashamed to send one to you. If you call this rambling, as an old favorite song goes, "Lord, I was born born a ramblin' man".
So now it's my turn to "ramble", if it's ok? Thank you for being you. Thank you for being our friend. I know you do not share my feelings about this part but it is well intended. But May God bless you and Carol. You have done much good for all of us and I will keep praying that you are always blessed with peace.
Hey I feel kinda nice when I'm rambling...
(PS: I wasn't really rambling)
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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