We men of HW Prostate Cancer, love and welcome the women here, past and present. Many a loving wife has to be the advocate for a husband that is shy, or without computer skills, or just not involved in their own health issues. We have had many touching conversations since I have been here, and the women have been wonderful contributers and researchers. Sephie from NY was one of my earliest support women here at HW when I got started. Her love and care for her husband John is outstanding, and we have enjoyed her presence on Chat Night too.
All Ziggy meant, I believe, is that no matter how much a woman studies on men's health issues, there are certain aspects, some mental, that are particular from a man's vantage, just as it is with women and their health issues. A man can be loving and caring towards the woman in their lives, and learn all they can to help and support them, but there are still issues that only another woman would totally appreciate and understand. Ziggy, if I read you wrong, please correct me.
The original purpose here, is to offer patient to patient support with all things PC, and that certainly includes our "sisters" here. Nothing is more touching to me, then some of the posts from scared daughters that come here trying to help their daddies through this terrible curse. I have two sons, but I have my own special "daddy's girl", who happens to be 29.
I hope this clears up any misunderstanding from earlier.
David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.