In another thread Water Guy says: "For those of you on the fence about
attending one of our gatherings in the future just talk to someone who has been there, I guarantee it can change your lives all for the good."
I would love to attend the Sept. GFMPH, but to be honest my husband is resistant. He says that his idea of a vacation is forgetting about
PCa, not spending a weekend talking about
it. When I read the comments of guys and gals who were at GFMPH it sounds like everyone had a great time though, and was not wallowing in depression.
While I would love to meet the special people who post on healingwell, the real reason I want to go is for my husband's sake. I think that the male bonding and camaraderie that takes place on these weekends would be good for him. He says that he is more focused on side effects than a BCR (although he is scared of that also) at this point. Since he is continent, ED is the SE he is treating. My husband has a lot of anxiety about
ED. He has tried to talk to me about
issues that a woman could not understand. I think that talking with other guys who have been though PCa treatment, and have stood in similar shoes to him would help. He is also a very friendly, outgoing guy who loves to connect with other people.
We will need to make a decision on attending before the event because we will be invited to a wedding that weekend. Are there any GFMPH alumni who would be willing to speak to my husband about
what the weekends are like? If so, please email me. Thanks.
7/12 PSA 5.2
8/12 Biopsy, 7 out of 12 cores positive, 5% to 70%, 6 cores G6 and 1 core G7 (3+4)
Age 60, diagnosed at 59
RRP October 2012, Gleason 3+4, negative margins
Post Edited (bluebird123) : 4/26/2013 2:09:33 PM (GMT-6)