I saw a couple weeks back a thread of infamous Doctor Quotes that you had heard, cant find to reply but wanted to share one that hit Home with Me and hopefully with all of us...
When I first was told by a doctor my biopsy results my Urologist was unable to meet where he was in surgery that day and I met with one of his assocaites since I wanted to know asap.
The doctor explained everything to me, where of course in shock and showed me a table based on my PSA a biopsy the chance of it being localized was 30%. I was floored.
My next visit with my Urologist to do some pre-testing (Cystogram) before my surgery I expressed my deep concern of it being only contained and I had a 30% statistical chance.
He said to me , that is a statistic and number on a table of a study that was done. Just a number and a table. Your not a statastic! Your a human being with a family a kids you need to remain positve that everything will be OK and that your in the right place to get this taken care of.
This meant alot to me that numbers are just numbers they dont reflect me at all and we as people have all individual chances of beating this!!!!
I found this and still do inspirational in my mental battle with this disease.