Hopefully you.will reach point in your recovery that you will discover that laying around being pissed off and on, really gets you nowhere. As bad as it may seem, we don't have to look very far to find folks with a whole lot worse situations than us.
For one we have had a lot of good years to enjoy, and most likely will have a few more, at least statistically it says so. Think of those who were born with birth issues that have never had the opportunity to run, see ,or hear, or do the things we have done. I find for myself that it makes me feel a little less put out.
Think of those who don't have a wife or family to help them through these times. That really would suck.
Think of those in third world countries who don't have the access to health care that we do, and first of all don't live much beyond 40, and if they did would just die of PC, never knowing they had it, just dying a slow painful death.
Just read more of the posts hereof guys who are going through some really tough trials, at young ages. Read the post about Willie.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it doesn't suck. But you've still got a lot of living to do. Go work on your cars. Take someone with you, and go fix the fence. Supervise.
I am a Gleason 9. Many guys onn here are Gleason 8 or 9. Life does go on. It took me 8 months to stop leaking. I wore a clamp for a couple of months so that I could climb up on cranes and equipment and repair them. We just do what we have to do.
Don't let this SOB get you down. It ain't over til it's over. Make sure you tell those you love that you do. Take another sniff at the roses. Watch the sunsets a little longer. Enjoy life. Life is good, every last second of it.
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