Partial Quote from Hawkfan…
I have to be optimistic that my PSA will be next to nothing, so all I'll just have to do is keep an eye on it for a long time, instead of proceeding on with another route.
You’ve tackled a very important stepping-stone my friend…and you’ve kept the stone from slipping out from under you!!! As Wittler would say…. STAY STRONG and continue with your Positive Attitude.
It is time to take a nice deep ~BREATH~ and take the time now to allow your body to heal. Don’t force it to heal too fast… this could be the most important time for you!
Take this time to get yourself in the best mental & physical shape you can be in.
Don’t let “negative” emotions tear down all the positives that you know are there. Your age and the fact that you will have options if the need arises…are “positives”….. So stay strong mentally.
Thank you so much for continuing to share your journey with us. It continues to remind me each day that we have never been promised tomorrow ~ so live each day to the fullest.
In Friendship, Lee & Buddy
I’ve gone back and forth with myself about adding this to my posting and I decided to send it along…. I truly feel that negative vibes are the worst thing possible for any part of our lives. Especially ~ if we are trying to heal/recover from a major surgery. And when you add cancer to the path…. the stakes are higher…
I don’t want you to think that I’m putting this here without a lot of forethought. I even added it to “Our Journey” since a member/friend of the forum asked me why I hadn’t told her this before they had the surgery.
Worry causes stress ~!@#$%^&*()_+@#$%^&*
Stress causes all sorts of bad stuff…
It gets you nowhere…
It drains you of mental strength… and physical strength
What’s going to happen is definitely going to happen whether you worry or you don’t worry…
So ~ No More Worrying. Okay J
Knowledge is Power…& Power takes away the fear!!!
I add this in hopes that a little of it will help you over the next several weeks. It is sent with heartfelt feelings with what you’re going through right this moment.
This is a time to heal & recover, then re-group, and then continue the fight when and if you have to!!! And the best thing you can do is ~ wait for the results from the PSA testing and know that the “bad” walnut is out of your body!!!
Thinking of you and keeping you extra close in thoughts and prayers… 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