Most of us have had to talk to friends, family, or acquaintenances about our PC. When they say "Oh", we know they really won't understand a lot of what we are saying.
With our brothers and some sisters on here, at least we know they they will not only understand what we have, and what treatments, we are having, but all the other stuff we are going through. That means a lot. It is hard to really explain incontinence ot ED, and it is hard to explain not being the same as we were before PC, in many different ways.
At our GFMPH gatherings, we could joke with each other and say things that we wouldn't take from non -PC people and had a great time. It was actually very relaxing.
I have gained some great friends for life here.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01