Hi ~ Ed,
Would we do anything differently before or after surgery??? No ~ Our Journey was exactly as we planed it. I hope you have a minute to read it…. No matter what “surgery/treatment” one decides on….. Each Journey is the same but different. Pull what you can from each that you read ~ to help make “Your Journey” smoother.
We are so happy you’ve reached out to all of us!!! Helping Hands are the gifts we give to you!. Thank you for holding on to us.
I want you to envision something…. “What if….. you aren’t here tomorrow due to an unforeseen incident?” And you aren’t here for your surgery on the 16th. We are not promised tomorrow so live for today! Let our strength move into your being to help you through this time period.
Start each day and end each night with the knowledge that you have researched your decision and it is the right decision for you! Don’t allow those dark clouds to come in and take away the positive energy that you have.
The reply postings on your thread are wonderful!!! I’ve re-read them and the smile gets bigger and bigger…. Seeing so many who were where you are right now only a few weeks, months ago ~ and to see the Strength…. They are so happy to share with you. We all are. Trust us to help you!!
This Journey is definitely traveled best with Loved Ones and Forum Friends. Knowing where you’ve been and where you’re headed …. We Know!!!!!
Keep talking to us! We will always be right here!!!!!
Don’t hesitate to cry….. it cleanses the spirit… and helps to relieve the “pressure” that builds us. So ~ definitely let it out!!! Continue your exercise up to the day of surgery!!!! If you have stairs… use them. This strengthens the sphincter muscle and he’s a very important little muscle that’s going to work for you!!!
Ed ~ please don’t hesitate to ask for a mild sleep aid to help you sleep. Sleep is so important even before surgery….. We did and it truly helped us!
Keeping you extra close in thoughts and prayers…. In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
*This is your very own Rainbow and it’s sprinkled with Sunshine*
Truly Relieves Stress
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 :)