Thank you all for your words of encouragement and support. Yesterday morning I had some blood drawn and should get the result by next week. Strange as it may seem, just getting past that simple step has brought a little tension relief.
You said that it’s to early to be pessimistic, because it may be BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia), or an infection, but wouldn’t the 14 days of antibiotics cleared this up? I still have a very weak stream and am heading to the bathroom 2 & 3 times a night. I thought that things would get back to normal with the medication if there was no cancer.
Well, now it’s time to continue to wait. Still scary, but thanks to you all, it’s a lot easier. I have also taken your advice and shared my concerns with my wife. She is the greatest gift God has ever given me. I don’t want to cause her any undue fear, but she is at my side like no other. Being open with her has brought her in and bound us tighter together. Something I never thought could happen because we are already very close. You were right, it’s a team battle.
I’ll be back with the results and were we go from here. Bless you, and my prayers continue heaven-ward for you all. (I strongly believe in prayer!)