I have honestly passed the point of fearing any PSA test. When I decided to skip my last post-SRT test in November, so that I could enjoy the holiday season for the first time in 3 years, it completely changed my thinking.
According to my logic, I have used up both curative cards with
open Surgery and SRT. The last indicator was that the PSA was rising again. I am 2 weeks out from having my PSA checked, and with a 6 month gap (the longest since I was dx) there is no telling what is going on. My doctors believe there will be a continual and noticable rise. I expect that myself.
It might sound odd, but I have no apprehension, worry, or fear about
this upcoming test. I have used my cards, and whatever it will be, will be at this point forward (unless something new and amazing is discovered on the curative front).
I am fully resigned to accept whatever it is. Can't fully explain, but that is how I feel. I am calmer now, then in any of the many previous PSA test waiting periods.
To me, not saying anyone has to agree in the slightest, but with cancers in particular, you do what you can do, and the rest of it, you have to deal with whatever cards you are dealt in the bigger picture of things. If you keep trying to blame yourself or someone else (i.e. doctors, treatments, etc) or if you keep hoping on some magic cure or miracle, I think a person is setting themselves up for a big disapointment in the end.
For many, there are cures for their PC, and for others, there simply isn't. All the good eating, dieting, supplements, etc, exercise and wishful thinking isn't going to change what is meant to be. Again, not asking anyone to agree or disagree, just stating a personal opinion.
David in SC
Post Edited (Purgatory) : 2/8/2011 3:41:36 PM (GMT-7)