You are more than welcome, guys.... we have all gone through our own interpretation of the original 5 levels of grief regarding PCa..... and unfortunately, as we age, experience versions of this new interpretation....
Fourteen years ago, I lost my first companion to septic shock and respiratory failure. In hindsight, this played out as many levels of grief while he was in ICU and after the fact... the hurt does not go away, but changes with age...
My condolences to you Michael on the lost of your Mom and Dad.. it must have been hard to keep your reoccurance to yourself - even at this age we are still our parents' children ... and that little inner child wanting to say, " Mommy, I hurt..."
Wishing you all love and support during your journey and exploration of life, loves and may laughter brighten those days that seem too dark for words.
p.s. HOORAH - while writing this, the kitchen pipes that were frozen for two days are now running -
opened up the cupboard and the side cabinet to expose the false wall and get heat in with electric heater ....
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/12/11 - TBA
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 1/24/2011 8:48:53 PM (GMT-7)