On my very first post here when I got the news that I had cancer and was very scared, you were on of the first people to respond and made me feel much better. You wrote:
Gleason 6 -
This is the lowest you will be. As of tonight, after reading here and then getting more and more information you will change your attitude, slowly come to terms with your new reality and then fight hard and win. You'll win because as others above have said, this is a very treatable disease and your numbers are low.
Once you decide what course to take you will feel further empowered. Once you have gone through that process, whatever it might be, you will be able to put this all behind you and start looking ahead again.
If you have a spouse or partner, keep her/him involved in the process. It's critical to share your feelings and fears with your loved ones. They'll help make you stronger and help you make rational choices.
I have not been to the "other side" yet and don't know how I will feel after my treatment. I do know that after running a full spectrum of emotions, I have been able to go on with my life as best as I can. I really don't think about
it too much other than still being logged in here while at work. I do that because I'm still in decision making mode and I appreciate the advise I get here and learn by looking at other posts.
Hopefully when I decide on a treatment I will put this behind me and go on with my life. Still getting my regular physicals and yearly dermatologist screening. If I do have another physical problem I hope to catch it early and deal with it if it happens.
David, you gave me some good advice and I think you should follow your own advice. "Once you have gone through that process, whatever it might be, you will be able to put this all behind you and start looking ahead again."
Don't waste today worrying about