Jetguy -- Your post was uplifting because I am working hard at achieving what you are well on your way toward -- no longer worrying about
what I can't control and realizing that less stress promotes more healing. And realizing that my job at this time is to take care of myself, as you said.
I spoke to my friend's mom today -- a lady who has known me since I was an infant. I haven't spoken to her in quite a few years. The conversation was very upbeat and she told me I sounded great. I gave her all the good news about
my surgery etc. and didn't complain about
Then she said, "Tommy you're a worrier and you've been a worrier since you were a tiny little kid. You have to stop worrying and let go -- let some things be out of your hands."
I said, "I wish there was an off switch for worry, but there's no such thing." And I was shocked that over the years she has known me as "a worrier." Now, day-by-day, I'm working on it.
That's why your post was uplifting -- I can see that someone else is dealing with the same issues.
Keep both hands on the wheel!
54 years old
PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07