Posted 11/1/2012 6:26 PM (GMT -7)
i love being married to a nurse, though she makes a lousy patient, lol. stubborn as a goat at times.
she had always wanted to be one, since a kid, but never did well in school when young. she was married at 18, then 3 kids, you know the story. at age 40, she had her mind made up, went to nursing college, graduated with honors, and the rest is history. she's a great and caring nurse. some nurses work from the heart, and others do it for the money only, she is in it for all the right reasons.
in observing marriages that i personally know are lousy and miserable, it isnt things like cheating or drinking being the big issue, its utter selfisness on one or both of the partners. people act more like roomates, then as husband and wife. we were never of the "this is mine, and this is yours", we do it all together, including money issues etc. While we are individuals in our own rights, we feel that when you get married, the two shall become one. know that will sound lame to some, but it works for us.
i am proud of the job she does as a nurse, she has an excellent reputation in the community, with very high level care for her patients, and for the employees she supervises. that's why they are missing her so much right now being out of work.
she's still a keeper after 38 plus years. couldn't imagine being with anyone else, nor would i be interested if i could. she was beautiful at 18, and she still is now.
Age: 60, 56 at PC dx, PSA 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/8 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, 4+3
open RP: 11/8, Catheter in 63 days
Path Rpt: 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% tumor, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Surgery Failed, recurrence within 9 months
Salvage Radiation 10/9-11/9, SRT failed within 9 months, PSA 4/12 = 37.x
Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,
7 other PC-related surgeries
Member of Prostate Cancer & Chronic Pain HW Communities since 10/2008
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