It has been awhile since I last posted on the HW PCa Forum. I notice so many old friends and newcomers. I wanted to check-in and let you know that I am doing well and hope you are too.
I can remember my first frantic postings. Question after question. And the the answers were usually here. I did not always understand what you were telling me, but it felt so nice to know that other men and their loved ones would take the time to help me when I needed it most. You told me to do my homework and suggested books that would help me better understand this disease. I still refer to the many books I now have.
Most importantly, I learned patience, patience, patience. Our cancers are not instantly treated or cured. I went through the deflating experience of hormone therapy, popped pain pills after surgery and had a healthy dose of radiation. And along my journey, I met some knowledgeable, and very caring people whose shared experiences helped me get through it all. There were even some laughs along the way. I can remember running to the computer to announce a long absent erection. Not exactly something I would put in the local newspaper.
To those of you who are new to this site, I can only say welcome and stay tuned. Your journey is important to everyone here. We are all in this together. Your concerns are are in the hands of people who have experienced what you are going through and are willing to share their experiences with you.
Me? I am doing fine. Despite a 5 + 4 post-op Gleason and seminal vesicle involvement,I am still rolling zero's. And I was first diagoised in December of 2005. I am 55 now and going strong. Looking forward to celebrating two cancer-free years.
I look forward to hearing from you. Let me know how you are doing. I miss you all. If you are new to this site, maybe I can try to research a question or two for you.
Good Thoughts Always,
Post Edited (veteran1) : 11/10/2007 7:45:54 AM (GMT-7)