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Oh No Associated with Prostate Cancer. Posted on December 23, 2013 View this journey (0 Experiences)

Having problems coping with prostate cancer diagnosis. Just found out that I have Stage 2 prostate cancer 5 days ago.

  • DaveWaz's Avatar

    I am sorry you are having to go through this. The good news is that there are over 30 WhatNexters with a similar diagnosis to you who have beat it. Be sure to check out "Who to Follow" on the left side of your logged in home page. You can also just click on the "People" link on the top of the page and then use the filters on the left side of the page you can find them. Wishing for the best possible outcome for you.

    Please keep us posted as things progress and do not hesitate to ask questions when they arise.

    about 7 years ago
  • TallBald's Avatar

    I agree with Dave. Hearing you have Cancer is a shock. Take your time. There are many, many here who have been in the exact same spot..

    about 7 years ago
  • Ross' Avatar

    Remembering back just 4 years ago, I was about where you are now. Those of us that have been where you are can offer our help with our stories and support to you. It is a difficult time and we wish you the best as you work through the learning process and decision making. Wishing you happy holidays.
    A survivor, Ross

    about 7 years ago
  • BruceG's Avatar

    You have my sympathy, and as you can clearly see, we are not alone. My journey with prostate cancer began about 18 months ago. I was 47 at the time and went through the whole range of feelings from shock to anger to fear to self-pity. I did my research, said my prayers, explored my options and developed a plan. Today, my PSA is undetectable and side effects from surgery are very minimal. Was I unlucky to get this diagnosis? Perhaps. But I feel very lucky to have beat it. The story doesn't always end that way, but I learned so much along the way. This is your diagnosis. Own it. Develop the right plan for you. You never no where your journey will take you, so leave the anger, fear and self-pity behind and take a clear head and an open heart. Cancer is a life-changing event and life may never be the same as you knew it. I chose to be positive and proactive. My reward is a deeper appreciation for those around me and life in general. No one knows when our time will come but we should all know that it does come. For me, cancer was a wake up call. Best wishes for you. Keep us posted and fee free to use us as a resource.

    about 7 years ago
  • BELLA2013's Avatar

    the diagnosis of cancer is life altering to say the least. being prepared with all the information to make the best decision of treatment is the key, along with having the medical staff you can trust. as tallbald mentioned there are quite a few of us that have been exactly where you are now... don't hesitate to ask any question that you are having.. we are here to help.

    best wishes

    about 7 years ago

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