ADVICE FR0M SEVERAL PEOPLE
(In response to my post of 1/28/00.)
Keep in touch with everyone and do not mourn over the past.
We have all gone through the shock of learning the diagnosis and then
finding out that all doctors are not the gods they would like to be
are many fellows here [on the list] that have had time to research thoroughly our
disease. Some of them have had it for years. As a result, they know about prostate
cancer as much or perhaps more than the doctors themselves. You ask them a
question and they answer at such a highly technical level so you have
to go and research their answer so you can understand it. Do not feel bad.... I follow the lists, and I try my best to understand what is being said.
Sometimes I do and other times, I do not, because the expertise is not there
I hope this helped.
You have choices. You can allow yourself to be depressed and you can
spend all your time on your diagnosis. Or you can put things into
Education about the disease is a GOOD thing. It will
you get the best treatment and care that is possible. But spend only a
reasonable amount of time each day on the lists and research. Spend
fun time with your loved ones, doing things you enjoy, and taking very good
care of yourself.
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