Hi, Glen. Thanks for checking on us. Sounds like you're doing so much better - just think, age 61 and three major sugeries this year! This otta teach those "yung-uns" a thing or two, huh? Are you wrangling your dad's wheelchair or behaving?
While we face a hernia ordeal, we may be leaning toward laparoscopic just for the ease of it, compared. While the odds of failure are higher, well...there's that other side.
We're seeing some heavier leakage here and there, which is kind of depressing, after staying with the "minors" since catheter came out. And, the PSA test looms over us with the fact that those little cancer cells managed to make their escape according to the pathology report. The odds have not been in our favor with any of this to date, except for the clear scans. Husband is fearful we were dealt the hand of the "fast-growing" PC and has had some tough times dealing with the "what ifs?" I'm trying to focus on the upbeat of the "what if everything's OK for now?" He envisions those few tiny cells turning into monsters and that in three weeks, it'll be too late to do anything or at the very least dealing with radiation. We were so upbeat and sure that the gland was contained based on the original biopsy that it sort of blindsided us.
With all that said, we're not having any breakdowns - yet - and are pretty tough/upbeat emotionally and we work through it together - every day. Not to sound depressing - it's just the facts of dealing with our cancer and not knowing the next step. (I look at the 80% odds of it not showing/husb. looks at the 20% and calls it 100% if he is in that category.)
And, today's my birthday, so I will treat myself to my own version of comfort food - homemade macaroni and cheese. (However, your favorite - ice cream - could run a very close second!)