We often spend time here discussing doctors, especially urologists, oncologists, etc., and sometimes specific ones by name. But rarely do we ever talk about
we have encountered during our respective journeys down this PCa path.
Perhaps we don't always think about
it, but they are a huge
part of our medical teams, but perhaps often don't seem to get the appreciation they deserve, almost as if they are working in the background.
I was thinking recently about
my own now-seven-year experience with this PCa business, and while doing so realized my own good fortune in having had first-rate medical staff all along the way, at every stop, hospital stays, doctor office visits, etc. And in particular I recognized that of the, probably by now, dozens of nurses I have encountered so far along this way, every one
has been a five-star practitioner and person in my book.
This short video, "I am a nurse," gives a nice, uplifting summary of what a nurse does, and indeed well describes all the ones I've had:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrazzq1zhpe
And here's one nurse (in urology at that) who pretty much expresses the positive outlook of the typical nurse, an outlook that I'm certain we have all seen in our own nurse experiences:https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=sarah+speicher+youtube&view=detail&mid=58abbcc185df9febe8ae58abbcc185df9febe8ae&form=vire
So when National Nurses Day arrives May 6, let's all give an appreciative thought to the angels of mercy who have provided all of us with the excellent care and attention that have made all of our journeys definitely less burdensome.
And if you happen to recall an especially helpful nurse from your own experience, please feel free to post about
it below, providing her (or him) with the credit the person deserves.
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower