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Worried and scared

Posted 28 May 2018 at 13:00
Thank you ,

I did get married December 2016, 😍

When I seen the specialist he told me to straight away before starting hormone treatment . It was all very rushed as I banked three lots of sperm between Monday and Friday of the same week and on leaving the hospital took my first tablet , I took tablets first and them had the first hormone injection and a 10 day holiday and returned for chemo ....looking back it was a mad few weeks , find out you have cancer , put off having children to suddenly praying that the small amount you produce in that room is enough to make a baby .

I thought I've got cancer and I need to start treatment asap ,My then girlfriend now wife's mother had died of bile duct cancer within 6 weeks , so the speed at which we did everything was due to the fact I thought I was gonna die within weeks ......

We always thought we had three chances ,but someone clever had split the samples so it gave us " 6 " go's ," we just filled in the forms and prayed .

It was our second attempt when we stuck gold ...looking back the first attempt was just after chemo and our lives were still coming to terms with my diagnosis

I guess maybe my advice would be to take a few weeks in banking your sperm ,as once treatment starts there is no going back . I am so lucky it worked as if we had not we would have settled for not having a family and regretted our speediness .

Posted 28 May 2018 at 18:42
Congratulations on your marriage and birth of your child. I hope things continue to go well.


Posted 28 May 2018 at 19:26
Bless you !

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

Posted 28 May 2018 at 20:28
lovely to read this.



All we can do - is do all that we can.

So, do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)

I am the statistic.

Posted 28 May 2018 at 20:48

What a great post. It sounds as though you have been very level headed in your approach to your diagnosis and treatment and I am so pleased at the way things have worked out for all three of you. Many congratulations.


Posted 28 May 2018 at 23:50
How lovely - congratulations :-)
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

Posted 28 Jun 2021 at 20:33
It’s been a while

I come back to this forum for advice and help ,

My PSA has risen from 11 in January to 20 in may , ,so a doubling time of 5 months I was quite shocked , I had my scan all repeated in March 2021 and nothing has changed since diagnosis in 2015 . ( I was diagnosed with lymph node involvement ) but it’s not showing on my scan but my PSA is rising . The oncologist has given me two choices . I’ve chosen casodex 50mg a day to take with my 12 weekly injection .

I’m having a liver test done next week to make sure all is ok

I’m feeling more tired and quite depressed about the whole thing .

Any advice I would be grateful

Posted 28 Jun 2021 at 23:19
What was the other choice? Did you ever have RT?
Posted 29 Sep 2021 at 19:44
Hi , I am now in hospital with acute kidney failure.

I have been going to the toilet 6/7 times a night and after rebooking my oncologist meeting to Tuesday , I was called Tuesday night to say my blood test have come back and all is not well .

After an ultrasound it showed that after going to the toilet my bladder is holding about a litre of water .my prostate is enlarged and obstructing my urine causing my kidney.

Posted 29 Sep 2021 at 22:14

So sorry to read this. What is the treatment plan for you?



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