got your hands full sounds like black coal! CANCER.. scary word. Sorry to hear of your troubles. FWIW...my sister had stage 2 breast cancer and had a lumpectomy at MDAnderson when they first began doing them. (32 years ago) Then she came home and had radiation at the local hospital. She was 30 at the time. She's 62 now.....and except for a partial knee replacement and being half crazy (you know those "crazy aunts"?.....that's her....but in a fun way
.....she's healthy as ever. It seems like a lifetime ago.
Well....everybody's been healthy as an ox until 2 years ago.....when her husband was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. His PSA was 20. No matastisis. It's now completely undetectable and the guy works like a horse. (I think he's thinking of retirement soon....but....that's neither here nor there)
Point being.....you've read about
all there is to know about
prostate cancer on the web by now. so...you don't have to be told that *if* your husband *is* diagnosed with some sort of prostate cancer.....95% of the time the survival rates are over 5 years. (the vast majority of most...*much* longer.....)
No one likes messing with medical stuff. (what a hassle!) It's inconvenient as all get out. Not to mention the emotional turmoil.....which....with what we''re dealing with here....could be argued that.....for the most of us.....is the most difficult part. And....*that* is where you find yourself. In the emotional turmoil. That's a very different thing from your husband not being diagnosed.....and even if he is.....it's almost a surety he'll be around for years to come....if not probably cured completely.
This is where I come for perspective. Many of us do tend to think worst case scenarios. And that messes with our heads. It rarely is worst case scenario. The people here...and my doctors.....keep reminding me that I'll live to be an old man......unless I get hit by a bus first.
(Why is it that....getting hit by a bus sounds so nice all of the sudden?
Everything's OK. Your husband.....*if* he has prostate cancer.....will deal with that....when....and *if*....the need arises.
You've got another week or two of worrying about
this. I hate it for ya....but....heck...I can't take that from ya. If I could...I would.
Take care blackcoal ....
Your husband'll be fine. either way.....
PSA 2010 thru 2014...4.0 +/- .7
Dx 12/14 @ 56 yo...2 cores G6 <5%, 1 core G6 20%, 1 core HGPIN.
RALP 11/25/15...3+4. 3 to 5 mm surgical margin 15% involvement pT2+
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