I am always amazed at the things people say. I truly believe that they mean well and they think they are helping. When my wife and I miscarried about 15 years ago I lost track of the well wishers that told me that we could always “try again”. As it turned out, we really couldn’t “try again”, it was nothing short of miraculous that we conceived in the first place, as it turned out we both had fertility issues and she was never able to conceive again. I am yet to know how that advice helped me. However, one of her doctors gave me some pretty sage advice. He said that people always feel the need to be the one who “fixes” this for you, that by somehow telling you this that it will make everything OK. His advice to me was to not be too judgmental and realize that they usually mean well and not be too harsh on them. It helped me get through a difficult time and I’ve tried to use that same logic about having PC. It is a challenge though when someone uses their infinite wisdom to tell me how lucky I am☺
My prayers will be with your sister-in-law. I can’t imagine what she must be going through.
Age 53...51 when diagnosed.
February/09 PSA 11...GP discoverd during yearly physical...referred to Urologist
Biopsy found cancer, Gleason score of 6.
open radical prostatectomy.
Doing very well...only issue is ED and that is getting better.