Topic of the discussion
Posted on 5/19/18 5:53 AM
my psa is 7 and biopsy confirm
Should I go with surgery or wait?
Beginning of the discussion - 5/21/18Surgery or not a https://www.carenity.us/forum/cancer/your-opinion-on-cancer-treatments/surgery-or-not-a-153
Posted on 5/21/18 3:41 AM
Just completed one week of radiation treatments
Posted on 5/21/18 3:42 AM
SorryArt, your post and mine are worlds apart
Posted on 5/23/18 2:24 PM
I would get the surgery because it will save your life.
Posted on 6/21/18 3:12 AM
@Samantha I've not had radiation yet so I'm unaware of what it's like. Please let me no how you are doing so far. Do you have more to do? How much? Your in my prayers....
God Bless you and stay strong
Posted on 6/21/18 3:14 AM
@Art1960 definitely get surgery because at least it gives you a better chance.
Posted on 6/21/18 4:58 AM
Im done with radiation, breast lumpectomy and now coping with the burn and blisters. I didn’t have fatigue but was surprised by the emotional side effects... didn’t expect that! Didn’t have to have chemo since it was detected early and nodes were clear. They removed 3 and that was pretty uncomfortable. But now I’m all done with treatment. It’s been harder than I expected. Thought I would just breeze thru it all...wrong!
Posted on 6/21/18 5:50 AM
@Samantha Oh Samantha I'm so sorry you have had such a horrible experience with all of this, my God. Can I ask if you had alot of support threw this or did you try to be strong and get threw it regardless? I hope you forgive me but my heart seriously is hurting for you. I feel your pain in your words I really do. I'd give anything if I could somehow help you? Just be there for you. Please don't give up. You no what strength you showed just by getting threw what you just did? God I can only pray I can even be a little of what you have. I no you said your all done? That has to be such a relief just knowing it's over. I don't understand our suffering or the reasoning behind any of it. I just wish I understood if only a part of what we go threw in this whole process from the drvestating news we have Cancer to be given one hell of sum options...suffer like you've never felt and maybe live or live your life as normal as possible but you'll die. I'm sorry I'm just confused, very confused. Please let me no if you ever wanna just talk.
Love ya lady, your a inspiration to me honestly you are,
Posted on 6/21/18 4:55 PM
My husband tried to be supportive. I was able to go to radiation by myself as did most people at the radiation center. He obviously went with me for the surgery because that was petty serious. I told a few friends and a few acquaintances but I’m sorry I did now. Only one friend seemed to understand with good humor and concern. My sister in law was sweet but smotheringand e eryone else let me down. I didn’t feel like explaining so much and I was disappointed that they thought it was easy since I’m not a complainer and sort of a private person.
Posted on 6/24/18 7:14 AM
It is really hard at times to decide to open up about how you feel or to just keep it to yourself and be strong like you said I understand completely. I feel like even my husband will act like he is so concerned about a upcoming appointment and how he is going with me but when it gets here he says nothing and doesn't go. I confronted him about how that made me feel the last time and he blamed me because" I acted like it was no big deal like I didn't want him to go so that's why he stayed home" and to be honest I just didn't want to feel like a burden to him or anyone but secretly did want him to go cause I was scared and just could not tell him. Then I have freinds like one that text last week to ask if it was true about my cancer and I confirmed it and oh my God! He was so upset and he said he was coming to be with me first thing the next morning and guess what...it's been six days and nothing from him period. So it made me feel foolish even though I didn't do anything except believe him. So I am sorry and I understand how you feel honestly, I really no the loneliness cancer brings and does feel like most really don't have concern for what I'm really going threw or facing it's too easy to see they fake most of it. Wow did it feel good to say all that out loud and to be able to honestly tell you all of that so "Thank you". It's nice to no there is a friend that does understand.