Follow-up to a posting on “How many wives get depressed”
Thanks GreenAcres for starting a new posting “For Wicket”… I like this idea!
Just getting caught up on all the new entries since I've been away for 3 weeks.....
It is “YOU” that I am concerned about.
You have to be strong for you!!!!
This is part of “your journey” and you must be in good shape for the surgery J
Yes ~ you need to be strong for Curtis but do you realize that this cancer is curable and there is a really good chance that once the prostate is taken out the cancer is gone too. No one can be 100% assured of being here tomorrow.
Live one-day-at-a-time and enjoy each and every moment!!!
So give yourself a present J
What a GIFT!!!! One Day At A Time……
Yesterday was history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the Present.
I’m not here to preach about surgery… but it seems like a no brainer to me. Curtis seems to feel the same way. So hopefully ~ once you have more information about what’s coming at you … you’ll be just fine. And before you know it … you’ll be helping the next new member through the tough times. Unfortunately there will be new members but we can help each other along the way…
One saying that another member said has stayed with me… *can’t find who wrote this*
Hand in Hand, Heart to Heart
And as Wittler “Kate” would say… STAY STRONG
This is truly a couple disease and you can be with Curtis the whole way through. From the 1st consultation to total recovery if this is something the 2 of you want.
I was with Buddy from the time he walked in the hospital until the time they went through the doors to surgery. I was waiting in his room a few hours later as they brought him in from the recovery room. The time flew… It was just me and Murphy and that was my decision. And then it was the 3 of us again.
Surgery is always a risk. So ~ I don’t say this lightly. You deal with what you have to deal with. We are…
Do you risk the surgery, possible complications, cancer gone, and have many years together? Do you risk not having the surgery and know that the end will not be a pleasant one for your loved one or you and the years ahead always knowing that the cancer is there?
These are very personal decisions and there is no right or wrong answer……
The only answer I can share is….I wanted the surgery immediately!!! And so did Buddy.
It is now short by 1 day of being 5 months since our surgery. I look over at him while he’s composing a letter to his family to e-mail as soon as I send this to you. What a wonderful feeling I have in my heart!!!! I think it’s time for a GROUP HUG J
I truly want to help you through this dark time…. SO remember..
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER... and POWER conquers FEAR!!!!!
Too much information at one time can be OVERLOAD and all the information becomes a NIGHTMARE…. So please… take time to step back and regroup. It will truly benefit you if you do this.
Here’s what your next few months will be like.
Appointments, discussions, decisions, and before you know it….. The surgery will be over with J
What do you need to do to prepare??? Guess what? We’ve helped take some of the worry away…. The answers are right in front of you on this forum. And we will help you!
See Wittler’s posting “Shopping List for Surgery”
See my Bluebird’s posting “Our Journey Sharing is Caring” and “Give Yourself A Second Opinion” and Murphy Our Special Helper”
And many more have wonderful helpful hints as to what would be right for you and Curtis.
So ~ hang with us and know that we care.
Hi Curtis J Glad to see your posting to Glen.
Lee & Buddy