as you can plainly see, we are here to support our "sisters" as much as our PC brothers. Like many medical matters, people sometimes forget about those on the other side of the ailments, the family members that act as caregivers ,etc. With all I have been through, i am very concious of the hell I know my poor wife has been put through. when i had been going through some of the terrible periods of pain a few weeks ago, it just kills her knowing that there is nothing more she can be doing for me, and that she hates to see me suffer. I would feel absolutley the same way in reverse.
what i try to do to help make up for it, when she comes home from work as a nurse, i try to have it where she never ever has to do things like housework or laundry, etc. least that will help make her struggles and sacriifices worth it. when she is at home, she can have time to enjoy the things she likes to do too. i just feel that fair is fair in a situation like that.
hopefully things will continue to improve on your home front, and with karl. as he physically heals and improves, hopefully the attitude and mental distress he is feeling will improve in your favor as well.
just remember, we are honestly here for the both of you.
david in sc
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days