Take a deep breath.... and know that there's a lot of us like you out there... and we've been where you are now. It’s okay to be scared… but once you start gaining the Knowledge about what prostate cancer is and how it can be treated ….
This KNOWLEDGE will give you Power.
And this wonderful POWER…. will take away the fear!!!!
Say the words out loud…. prostate cancer….. Okay…. Now let it go and get learning….
Please take time and look at the Helpful Hints page for some wonderful links to others who have so caringly shared their journeys.
(direct link ~ just click on the title! Reminder to click on the REFRESH icon once there)
Helpful Hints for New Members... Hope this helps you! :) Updated 02-05-2007
Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring
Excerpts from our personal Thread: listed above…
We decided to share “Our Journey” in hopes of helping at least 1 person!
If it helps more…. If it helps you!!!! That will truly be a blessing…
At no time are we writing to tell you what you must do, or what you should do….
Your Decision is Your Decision!!
Just giving you a view of what decisions we made, what the process was for us, and the outcome as of this date.
Read as much as you can on the forum… there are so many different scenarios. You will gain much knowledge from all of them. There will be so much coming at you in the next little while… I would suggest the following for any new member: When you read a posting that you think you might want to re-visit….copy and paste it in a word document. There are so many postings coming in ~ you may not find it again…. This way you can re-visit it as many times as you like or delete it.
I hope our journal entries will help you.
Ideal scenario: Prostate cancer detected early, treated, and cured. Prostate cancer doesn’t have to be fatal. If it’s caught early enough, it is completely curable.
Sharing is Caring
The most important thing right now is... take one day at a time.
Reserve your energy because you'll need it.
We will continue to keep you and your family close in thoughts and prayers.
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
P.S. Biker90 ~ You are a sweetie!!!! xoxo
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
Link to our personal journey…>>> Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring
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
2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)