i have not yet finished my treatments, but i know that i will be facing PSA tests for the rest of my life. I am sure that I will have some concern before each test and be nervous waiting for the results. I think you will find that most PC patients feel this way. Let's face it, no one can really understand PC until they get it. Here is a little excerpt from a recent posting I made which kind of answers how others view us:
"Outside of this website, I don't think that we get all of the understanding and empathy we deserve. Even close members of one's family cannot fully understand the challenges and deep emotions that men face with prostate cancer. Because PC is slow growing for the most part and, if caught early, it has an excellent chance of being cured. Therefore, I think many people tend to play down prostate cancer and minimize the side effects that treatment force upon us." They also don't realize that we face those PSA tests until we take our last breath and that any of us potentially face recurring PC. At present, I have blocked that thought from my mind.