• I have just been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. This is a total surprise, how am I suppose to be feeling?

    Asked by toml on Monday, August 8, 2011

    I have just been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. This is a total surprise, how am I suppose to be feeling?

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    • Ofie's Avatar
      Ofie

      The first clue I had was that I became jaundiced. I had pancreatic, so don't know about Prostate, but with my illness, I had the surgery. Hated the hospital ICU, came home and did not experience much of any pain, so I felt slowed down a lot, but started feeling pretty good very soon, until I started Chemo. Nasty stuff, but I toughed it out for a year....now I am in remission for breas, pancreatic and lung cancers. Everyone deals with this in different ways. I know people who have chemo on the weekend and go to work on Monday. How? Sounds impossible to me. Some people go thru chemo and continue their exercise regime. How? Again, I can't imagine. I do wish that I had had some kind of exercise, besides a little walking, so that I might have stayed toned up a bit. Anyway, God bless.

      about 7 years ago
    • notwillie's Avatar
      notwillie

      Glad to see you here but sorry for the reason! You feel how you feel. Each day it will likely change as you go through the five stages of grief. Meanwhile there is hope and a great group here to offer support. My husband was dx a year ago with stage IV metastatic adenocarcinoma. A year later the shock has worn off and we are still hoping to have as much time as possible together. We make the most of each day and let tomorrow's cares take care of themselves. Hoping the best for you!!

      almost 7 years ago
    • garcialatigo's Avatar
      garcialatigo

      recently diagnosed (dec 26 2012) with prostate cancer stage IIB gleason score (3+3=6) , psa 4.5 of 12 biopsy samples 6 positive. sad and mad most of the time. afraid of side effects of syrgery which is schedule for march 18. but wishing for the best. promise you that my prayers will include your recovery.

      over 6 years ago

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