Hi ~ Stronglady4me & Loved Ones,
A “Special” Warm Welcome to You!
I know we can “all” make Your Journey smoother while you are waiting for answers ~ just by being here for you!
Thank you for reaching out!!!
You’ve just made your own journey a lot smoother. There are a lot of Helping Hands here… and just by reaching out like you did ~ you will have a much easier time. We’ve been where you are now…. Knowing you aren’t alone… makes a big difference in psyche and spirit.
We will always be here for you… This is truly a great forum!!! ~ You have joined! You are now part our forum family ~ a group of wonderful individuals who are so willing to share their journey with you!
It helps “all of us” ~ to help you ~ if we know where you are on your path.
So ~ Please stay with us and take our hand when you need it! Keep posting.... OKAY!!
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER... and POWER conquers fear
As you can see ~ we too agree 100% that Knowledge is Power. I will tell you that we’ve had several who have joined and we were very excited to send them on their way with a diagnosis of something other than prostate cancer. We will hope and pray that this will be the end result for you. Finding out the answers with “all of our” support here on the forum will help you in many ways.
You’ve received some excellent responses ~ and you really need these answers… The more you know and understand about what testing has taken place and what type of exams have been done….the better equipped you are and the more we are able to shed light on our specific experiences. It is important for you to be there if at all possible for every appointment.. If the word cancer is mentioned.. your husband may totally block out all other information from the doctor. Ask about infections, Prostatitis, BPH (Prostrate Enlargement)…
So as you move forward ~ know that we are here for you at any time. The one request that I have is this…. Please go in and ** edit your Thread Subject from… I don't want to intrude. Intrude??? Never ~ this is what this forum is all about…. This forum is a very powerful forum because of the individuals who take the 1st step to Reach Out and Share. And that is exactly what you’ve done here. You have started on a Journey with new friends… and you are letting others that find us later on down the road and even now be aware of your experiences as you move forward in finding out what’s truly going on. A lurker will see your thread/post and say ~ gosh this is what I’m going through… and will be helped because of it.
There are so many journeys on this forum that you can pull from. We’ve been where you are now. Hoping with all hope that cancer would not be in the diagnosis. But ~ something you must come to terms with. If it is ~ we are still right here to support you with Helping Hands.
We invite you to visit our personal thread in the signature area below. If only to prepare you with a little time frame of what the path with prostrate cancer entails. Being aware is Knowledge… this Knowledge will give you the Power to know that if the diagnosis is cancer ~ the fight can be won!!! And that helps take some of the fear away. And “all of us” being here ~ will be another element that will help to take the fear away. So ~ please stay with us. Okay!!
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you continue to search for answers. Our hopes and prayers will be that you won’t have to travel this path. But if you do we will all “Walk in harmony” together!!!
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
“God Bless You”
It's a little prayer ~ "God Bless You" ...but it means so much each day,
It means may angels guard you and guide you on your way.
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Helpful Hints ~ & ~ Direct Links to Important Topic Threads ~ Hope this helps you!! :)
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 :)
Post Edited (bluebird) : 4/4/2007 7:31:48 PM (GMT-6)