Posted 3/13/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -6)
In the younger wives thread, aaelliott posts for the first time.
I am 61 yr husband of a 28 yr wife. i was diagnosed 19 days before our wedding. She decided to stay and we decided to still get married and not be defeated. Hormone therapy (lupron) start in late summer and lasted till surgery in the spring of 08. Lupron saw most of the side effects make it unable to work, emotional function and sex drive. When surgery came (Vancouver) it got to be one of the first for the robotic surgery. I was in hospital for 2 days and catheter was around for more then a week :(. Took about 7 weeks before i was back to work. Have had struggles with some incontinence and impotence. Blood test show one year later still no cancer :). Have tried oral and suppositories and just now working with injections. I could find myself needle shy after awhile and also interested in the pump and maybe implants. On the whole I vary glad to be alive.
Welcome to HW, friend. You're past all the treatment stages, so you have some experience to share, and are most welcome here. I'm making you your own thread here. If you don't mind, how about making a signature with your particulars so we can get to know you better as you post? Just go to Control Panel, then Edit Profile, then scroll to the bottom and filll out the space....Again, welcome