Can a side effect be good?
If so...The biggest good one for me is I'm no longer worried about
having cancer. There's a closure that comes with treatment (even with the prospect of possibly needing more treatments).
Lord knows I've had my share of complications. (I'm not back yet). But...that weight...it's no longer with me.
I consulted with probably 6 or 8 of what are possibly the top surgeons across this nation. (And most more than once). They (believe it or not) all said essentially the same thing....i had possibly 10 years before I felt the effects of this cancer.
Psychologically, I couldn't live that way.
Physically, I'm not (anywhere near) what I was pre-surgery. But.... I'm looking forward. This, I could not do pre-surgery. I knew I was a G7...and possibly higher. I couldn't go this on my own. Not against the advise of all the best the medical community this country has to offer.
I think i had a pretty good handle in my options. And...the risks involved.
The side effects have been as advertised. (But, knowing them and living them...2 different things lol)
But...I'm not scared of the cancer.
Fair trade? Who knows? Ask me in a year. Or....10 years lol
what's causing my back and buttocks to ache so bad! Time to ditch this Cialis for some Viagra!
PSA 2010 thru 2014...4.0 plus/minus .7
Dx 12/14 @ 56 yo...2 cores G6 <5%, 1 core G6 20%, 1 core HGPIN.
RALP 11/25/15....2nd cath removed 12/22/15, G3+4, EPE -, SV -, nodes -, 5mm margin +, PNI +, 15% involvement pT2xN0
PSA .01 01/08/16
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