Decision Point - walton1410

Decision Point Associated with Prostate Cancer. Posted on March 11, 2012 View this journey (24 Experiences)

In January 2012 I had decided to discontinue Lupron for a few months, just to take a vacation from the side-efects. I had a serious talk with my Urologist and he told me about the horrible alternatives if I did not continue with the Lupron. I decided to allow him to administer the shot after looking a a picture of my new-born granddaughter.

After much consideration, I realized who I am is not my body. I love my life, family, work and possibilities for the future. After internalizing that insight, I realized the only responsible thing for me to do is just take care of my body and follow the professional advice of the army of doctors I have accumulated who are all committed to my physical and emotional welfare, even when I am in a dark place and do not want to participate. I am a fortunate man. I have only missed one day of work since all this began. I had surgery that day and the doctor wouldn't discharge me from the hosptial in time to go to my office. Perhaps I am trying to do too much. I don't know. I do know my family love me and I love them and I take my patients as seriously as the doctors who give me treatment take my evential recovery seriously. (Yea, I am one of those people with a string of initials after my name. In consideration of the privacy of my patients I will not make public what those initials are, and I am fully licensed by the State of Texas.)

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