rosygren wrote on abandoned's wall
Hang in there. I know it can be hard when life throws us a curve ball. I retired in 2007 and was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer Stage II in 2009. Wow I wasn't planning that for retirement. I had a good medical team that was supportive and helpful. I choose the seed implants for treatment which worked. I have finished my treatment and went from seeing my doctors every 3 months to an annual visit. I have made progress my PSA is below 1. Learning to live life one day at a time being in the present moment and navigating the ups and downs of life. So that is why I said to hang in there. Life is good even with curve balls.
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Radiation (Internal radiation (Brachytherapy)): I was very fortunate because of the medical team that made my treatment experience pretty good. I was diagnosed in 2009 with Prostrate cancer stage II. This was 2yrs after I retired so I was not planning on that happening. My father died from prostrate cancer in 1998. So I was glad for the medical team because they gave me options and once I did my research and made my decision they supported me. I experienced little pain expect for a reaction to some of the meds. Biggest challenge for me has been fatigue and lack of energy and lack of sexual function. I attribute my healing to God and my medical team at the cancer center.