- Kansas City, MO
- Member Since Feb 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Patient: Prostate Cancer
- Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 59, Stage IIA, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No
- View this journey (9 Experiences)
n2jhawks wrote on troubleshooter's wall
Its a shock for sure, when you first get THAT news...we all vividly remember the moment we knew...give yourself some time to process everything....start educating yourself on what might be in store going forward...look at our journeys out here as well...search for those that are similar....but, remember that everyone's story can be different....because we ARE unique....there is a lot of hope out here and focus on that....take the other with a grain of salt....Remain POSITIVE...ATTITUDE is vital...and give yourself a break...its ok to have your down days....reach out to any of us for specific questions....
n2jhawks wrote on deepee58's wall
I have a similar experience as yours, it appears. I was 54 when diagnosed, but my cancer was very prevalent. My story might offer some insights for you.....if interested, reach out to me directly. You have a lot to absorb right now....ATTITUDE is vital..
n2jhawks wrote on VickeyR's wall
My experience seems very similar to your husband's...diagnosed at a young age (54), robotic surgery followed the next year with radiation and some hormone therapy...check out my journey....some stories out here do help you both get a better grip on what you are facing....ATTITUDE is essential....occasional low days are OK...its ok to visit, but dont live there
n2jhawks posted an update
PERSPECTIVE and ATTITUDE are very important in our journeys...allow yourself a short time to be "down" but dont linger there very long....I watched a movie the other day that I found an interesting exercise in PERSPECTIVE...it sounds odd, maybe even negative, but it wasnt...."Seeking a friend for the end of the world"...its an odd paced comedy/love story about the end of the world....a meteor is going to hit Earth in 30 days....the PERSPECTIVE and humor is in how different people react to same situation.....much like the meteor we face in cancer...give it a try