This is the attitude I make my best efforts at;
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
<Edited the Reinbuhl prayer>
No problem TC. I apologize for the post, but I was just trying to be helpful to others.
However, here's the link if anyone wants to check it out.
I sincerely hope that this does not offend anyone, but I make no apologies for my beliefs. If it bugs ya, then skip on past it. That's what I do.
I have accepted that I have PCa. This I cannot change. What I can change is my lifestyle...diet, exercise, weight, and becoming educated about
prostate cancer, so that I will be prepared to know the differences between what I can change, and what I cannot.
I'm eating smarter, I've lost 30 lbs (6'2", and 197), and moving on with life. I still have a beautiful, sexy, loving, and supportive wife. I still have two children, and two grandchildren. There is still grass to mow, peas to pick, and trash to haul off. Life goes on.
As Dr Meyers states in his book, using a golf analogy; We can only play the ball from where it lies. So to is PCa.
I cannot become solely focused on what I coulda, shoulda done ten years ago, or two years ago. I am where I am, and forward is the only path. Let's all hope for tomorrow and what beauty, joy, and happiness it will bring.
I can promise almost everyone, that there is someone else in this world who would swap places with us in a heartbeat.
kbota I edited out the Reinbuhl prayer as it likely goes farther than what will keep the peace here. I do not disagree with it at all but I would like to try to keep a thread like this from argument and being locked. I believe that it serves the better good to have such an
open discussion that does not straddle the line of what is or isn't over the top as they say. Please forgive me I you disagree. I invite you to write to me offline if you wish to discuss this. ~ TC-LasVegas
Age 57 at Diagnosis
May, 09 PSA 2.26
June, 10 PSA 3.07 Free PSA 18%
Met with Uro, DRE +
June, 10 Biopsy, 7 of 12 cores, up to 60%, 4+5=9
July 21, 2010 - RRP
tumor contained in capsule, still 4+5=9
perineural invasion extensive
Aug 5, 10 catheter out
Sept 3, 10 PSA - 0.00 (great big whew)
As of 9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent - only occasional stress incontinence !
Post Edited (kbota) : 9/24/2010 4:14:22 PM (GMT-6)