This “Hug” is just for
I’m so glad you found us!! Isn’t this forum amazing!!!!!! I’m thrilled to see that Lisa *Pete’s Co-Pilot has been so helpful!! Again ~ this forum is truly a life saver in so many ways….. Even 7 years after the fact!!!! You just never know unless you ask… that help can be just around the corner!!
I truly hope you’re finding answers that are going to be help both of you now!!
I’m late sending you our special Welcome but I’ve been looking for this post for days and a moderator came on to help me to locate it!!!!!! Thank you 7Lil
Sending a “Warm Welcome” …to You!
I know we can “all” make your journey smoother just by being here for you! This is a great forum!!! which you’ve joined… so stay with us.
This disease is a journey that truly can take a toll on a relationship. But ~ in a lot of cases it brings a couple closer together. I’m so saddened to think that your husband would want to fight this on his own… I hope you’re finding the strength to pull him out of this negative thought pattern. It is a negative that neither of you need and it’s most likely caused by the pain.
Waiting until April ~ to do nothing… should not be in the equation.
Get help now… As Gordy mentioned in a previous post……….. a lot of improvements have happened over the past 5 years and there could be something that a doctor could do to help you from now until April.
I would strongly suggest you get a mild sleep aid to help him get the rest he needs and you may need one too! Sleep is a healer… for the mind as well as the body… the situation is definitely more serious… than just needing sleep ~ but getting the sleep can make things look so different… in a positive way.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue on this journey with stones that are very slippery at the moment. Hopefully ~ they will become more stable once you can both move in a more positive direction.
It’s time to get rid of this phrase…. (Sorry but all my life I've been a "doubting Thomas"!)
If you think it ~ it will be true. It’s time to move in a positive direction…. So things will start looking brighter. Pull from our strength here on the forum and allow the negatives to leave ~ so you can help him and he can then start to help himself.
Be proactive like you are ~ by calling ahead to schedule his appointment for when you return home. Make more calls now to find out what you both can do to start moving forward... He has to help in this cause……….. being proactive!!!! It is an “US/WE” Journey so it’s important that he not back away….
Excerpt from: Our Journey
It is an “US / WE” disease and must be treated as an “US / WE” Journey. Make this a “team” journey…. Do everything together. You will need each other and each other’s strength!
“Hand-in Hand” “Heart-to Heart”
nice words borrowed from Tim G…
“God Bless You”
It's a little prayer ~ "God BlessYou"
...but it means so much each day,
It means may angels guard you
and guide you on your way.
Take care and know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
April 3, 2006 53 on surgery day
RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"
PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable