Crying is a normal respose to surgery, both in anticipation and afterward.
The body experiences the trauma. You cry.
Of course anesthesia and pain killers help.
However, it doesn't change the fact that
the parts of your body being removed have an "emotional context" to say the least.
Besides, the uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis is enough reason to cry.
Your numbers and proactive surgery suggest you will catch it and be cancer-free.
As for the spiritual side of this. I personally just cry and know that
the Creator is holding me as a beloved child.
As I cry, I try to remember that look on a laughing baby's face.
Might as well join in with that joy as well when you complete that moment of tears.
I'm 7 weeks out and doing well. I still cry about once a day when alone.
Poignant tears of joy. My physican says it is normal.
I have been teaching Bible Study for about 20 years now - at a Methodist Church.
(They were first perjoratively called Methodists for methodically studying the Bible....)
For that "lick-your-finger-and-put-it-in-the-socket" experience,
I recommend you just read a chapter or three of the New Teastament every day.
Start in the Gospels and then move through the Epistles.
For an over-arching emotional context,
the Psalms cover almost every situation for crying, laughing, and praising.
Mentally, I was not really prepared for going back to work incontinent.
I optimistically thought I would have control by then.
Yet, I am in week 7 and wearing pads as I work 8 to 12 hour days.
As I read and ask questions, the norm seems to be incontinent for months.
I have told as few people as possible what the actual surgery was.
My family, 4 people at work, 10 at church.
Only these people know I am wearing pads.
I did not want to explain the male reproductive system to the dozens of people I interact with in church and at work and in the neighborhood.
I probably wouldn't change anything as I believe getting back to normal activity level is very important after any surgery. WALK. As soon as they let you, WALK.
When you walk - just keep in mind you aren't walking alone! ICTHUS
2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.
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