I am a newbie to the Prostate Cancer NHS Case load and to this idea of talking about cancer on line
I am 76 and a Type 2 Diabetic with Heart problems
I was diagnosed in October 2018 PSA 99 then 67 T2
Biopsie resultsnot good at all but the good news is The Very Active Cancer hasn't spread.
What a relief !
After two months of "What next?" Wait and See "More tests then a scan' wait and see - seem to have been very lucky with a quick, kind and efficient team
Decision of now Active Watching and waiting - seeing a consultant in January after another PSA.
I am now planning to move my life forward again - hooray for such a rapid response from the Treliske Urology.
As a matter of interest I did the Sloan Kettering thing and according to the statistic analysis - PROBABILITY
The good news is that I have a TWO percent chance of dying from untreated prostate cancer in ten years
The bad new is that I have an 88 percent chance of dying of some thing else
The really good news is that means I have ten percent chance of living ten years - possibly much more than I can reasonably expect.
So I am saying that, while it is sometimes difficult and the inevitable periods of depression are not good, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel for most of us.
With the help from a supportive partner aka my wife I am still progressing - A quick cuddle always helps us both!
If you find any more sad links to Kierkegard words of wisdom - for crying out loud, be a bit more optimistic and original
Proverb - Statistics are brilliant - especially if you know the answer you want before you start