I will remind all that my opinions are my own and I am only sharing them because I truly feel they will help others. That’s why this forum is so important…
Different folks, Different backgrounds, Different opinions, Different choices….
And “YOUR CHOICES and YOUR DECISIONS ARE THE RIGHT ONE” !!
I use to say to my mom…
“Mom…I will always ask your opinion (input) about things… The more information I have about LIFE…. The more options I have… means more information to pull from.... and this will definitely help me make MY DECISIONS!!
Same goes here…. It’s my opinion but you need not take it at any time…. It’s just another tool to look at for information. J
I really hope you reconsider at some point along the way.
The best thing you can do now is educate yourself. Yes, the forum is a wonderful source of information….. but did you find out about the prostate and it’s function from the forum??
This book is the tool I used and felt comfortable sharing this information with others. Especially after our urologist suggested this reading… But if you are looking for KNOWLEDGE…I think any book would be worth looking at.
Yes…some sections were very scary but they made me aware of what “WE” were dealing with and that there is a LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL… J
(I did not read Chapter 12 because I felt no need to know this until we knew the diagnosis from the pathology reports….. I knew this Chapter would still be there…if I needed it.)
If you have the answers to the following ..then by all means you do not need to read “any” book….
Do you know where the prostate is located? (I didn’t)
Do you know what took place during the biopsy? (I really wanted to know!)
Do you know the function of the prostate, the bladder, the urethra, the sphincter muscles? (Some but not all)
What your options are? (Surgery? And what kind?, radiation?, chemo?….. )
This book was written in 2001. But it still educates you about the disease.
Yes…Dr. Walsh is known for doing The Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy… but the contents still taught me so much about this disease…and it showed me there were different options… and with new technology there are still MORE options.
The Preface in this book lets you know right off how scary this disease really is!! But the author “a woman like you and me” took the time and energy to help guide us through this HELL… Ms. Janet Farrar Worthington (a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother) and Dr. Patrick Walsh (one of the most respected prostate disease specialists in the world) are giving us information in this book to help us better understand prostate cancer so we will know what “WE” are up against. I say THANK YOU to both....
Sharing is Caring.... and I Care......
In Friendship, Lee