Posted 4/2/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -7)
Greetings, and thankyou kziz, puget, biker90, & myman for your welcome comments & encouragement. You're good people.
This has been an incredibly tough week to navigate. We're okay on the medical science part of all this, research is a great way to gain confidence in current technologies. The tough part is my husband's mental state, he puts on an outer presentation to the general public that he's managing fine. We, in the privacy of our home work our way through his fragile emotions that are compounded by a persistent cloud of depression.
Unfortunately, the medical practice of chemical management for depression remains a "try this med. and we'll watch for improvement" methodology. So, oftentimes his outlook on the whole PC circumstance is compromised by mental overload of whats, ifs, buts, maybe, should-haves, shouldn't-haves, and the ability to process emotions shuts down. During these periods of time, I rely on a few reliable methods of outlook management to pull him through: serious & honest discussions, comfort, companionship, diversions, sometimes rest, sometimes work. Sometimes we may just have to "chase the sunshine" and go somewhere to see the rest of life happening.
That's it in a nutshell for a Monday.
May God's precious love be with you all,
PSA 5-6 and PSA Ratio 21-24% over last 3 years
Biopsy Screening -12 points 3/13/2007
Left Core OK -- Right Core Gleason 3+3
Consisting of single less than 1mm focus at tip of 1 core.
Diagnosed as T1c cancer