I wouldn't say that i've used it as an advantage. But it certainly is omnipresent in my life, and I have no qualms about letting others know of my situation. So while I dont use it for 'advantage" per se', I have mentioned it so that folks understand where i'm coming from.
For example, having some work done on the house and I made sure to mention that I was dealing with pca, that I dont want any surprises, happy to pay for the work as agreed to, but I am NOT in the mood for surprises.
Good thoughts to you all.
Funny you should mention that. I now react very strongly both at work and in private life whenever anyone adds stress to my life. You're use of the word "surprise" is spot on. I've always been a control freak to begin with, and suddenly feel like I have lost all control of the most important thing because of PCa. So I tend to organize everything at work and home in a very rigid and controlled way and whenever anything throws either of those for a loop I get extremely worked up. I think that right now I just cannot handle any other uncertainty besides my PCa. I'll have to learn how to deal with it cause I'm driving my wife, kids, employees and vendors up the wall.
I've actually asked my staff to be PERFECT in everything they do and somehow believe they will be.