I have no choice but to choose to be positive....
But it's true. By staying positive my family carry's on well. Thanks for this article. Being with a group of people who have walked a mile in these shoes, I know I am not alone when I say Stay Positive. This article gives a clear understanding of how it helps. This burdon, does not have to be undertaken alone, though, either. IMHO, being positive for the family does not do it alone. When we are positive for ourselves, it allows us to talk about
our illness and be frank, without sounding negative or depressed. "I am doing well thank you, now what would you like to know?"...I don't mind being
open AND positive...
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
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 (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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