Quote from Richard *Rick Roma aka Richard –pa posted on Trey’s Thread
HI TREY...... I am also in shock over my future biopsy....... I have a low PSA, but my urologists does not like feel of my prostate... I always thought it was the other way around..... I have suffered where depression for many years and alone also. I'm really scared. I don't know what the future will bring..... and if it's cancer knowing what steps to take....... wish you all the BEST......
Richard -- PA
Hi ~ Richard
Just a little note…
This “Hug” is for you!!!
If your biopsy comes back ~ not prostate cancer… we will be right here to cheer with you. But not knowing is the hardest!!! So start now to understand what’s in front of you… Consultation, Biopsy,… We have had a few who have joined us and we cheerfully waved goodbye to them once their biopsy came back not Pc.
Knowledge is Power…. Power takes away the fear
You have reached out and this is the best gift you can give yourself. Accept our “Helping Hands” as you travel this path you didn’t expect to be on. We are all here to let you know that you will do fine if you take one step at a time. Learn as much as you can about this cancer and it will help to take away most of the fear. I won’t say all of the fear…. but once you understand what’s in front of you…. you can start to move forward in a positive direction.
It has made me smile to see you on Chat… with fellow friends. This is truly a wonderful tool and will help you through this. Please ~ stay with us… Share all emotions here!!! It will truly help you! We are here ~ so lean on “all of us”.
You will feel our “STRENGTH” surround you as you step on to the stepping-stone that will lead to your biopsy. Please ~ do what you have to do to not let this trigger your depression. If so ~ get the help you need to help you through this. You will need to be strong and in good mental as well as physical health to travel this path.
Below is an excerpt from “Our Journey”…. This book helped us to understand fully what the biopsy was all about!!!
Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers as you move forward.
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
Excerpt from Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring by Lee & Buddy
**Dr. Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer…(Give Yourself a Second Opinion), is truly a book of knowledge… teaching you about this disease… that affects the whole family!
It is not a book to make you scared ~ but to make you think, to make you understand, and to make you knowledgeable about this terrible cancer….. It doesn’t hold back….
But remember…being scared is part of this whole picture at the beginning anyway… so take in the information that is offered from its contents.
We are not promoting this treatment.... that is definitely a personal choice. This book has information that "all of us" can use no matter what treatment you decide on.
Read only areas that you are comfortable reading at first. Gradually you will likely read it all… I did not read Chapter 12 until after our surgery and after we had a few weeks under our belt. Then I skimmed through the pages… and it made me really appreciate what we have just gone through….. and give thanks each day for having found this cancer early.
We hope this link helps you!! Scroll down to the 3rd posting when you get there for some quick links..
(Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!
Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there)
Helpful Hints ~ & ~ Direct Links to Important Topic Threads ~ Hope this helps you!! :)
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Post Edited (bluebird) : 6/16/2007 12:58:54 PM (GMT-6)