We salute each and every wife or spouse or other half of each and every man here pre-dx, pre-treatment, post-treatment, etc that is dealing with PCa.
We love and appreciate your care and devotion to us in our time of need. We love how you ease our pains, our fears, and our worries. We love how you can be tough when we need you to be tough. We love how you helped us through each step of the way, through the jungle of PCa, with all its twists and turns.
We love how we rejoice together, at something as simple as a new zero on a PSA test. We love how we cry together, if we are sharing another set back. We cheer as someone here or someone we know in real life achieves a victory in their fight, even if we havent made it to that point yet ourselves.
We love how we can think back many years to our marriage vows, and remember the "in sickness and in health".
We love how you are there for us, no matter what. Happy Valentines Day.
David in SC
P.S. My wife and I were engaged on Valentines Day, 1974, 45 days after our first date.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05