Aug 24, 2004 - 3:03 pm
My husband is 42 years old and 7 mos post RP. He has not regained his erections and, like many of you on here, it has been very difficult. I am a breast cancer survivor, so I do understand some of the emotions that come with facing and conquering cancer.
All I wanted to say is how much I admire all of you -- especially my hubby -- for facing and dealing with this. Please remember that while getting an erection is extremely important to you -- we, your wives, are still so grateful to have you alive, still in our lives and still loving you. Yes, sex was a big part of our lives too -- however, losing our life partner and love would have been far worse. We'll get through this together -- we still need you, with or without an erection!
I thank God every day for giving my husband another chance, and I love him as much or more now than I ever did.
I understand the depression and how it feels to lose a part of your body to this dreaded disease. Losing my breast and being left scarred as I have was horrible, to say the least. But my husband stood by me and loved me through it -- that was 6 years ago. Of course, that's what marriage is -- through better or worse, sickness or health.
I just wanted to say it takes such courage to face what each of you are facing -- It only makes us love you more. So don't give up and know that no matter what, for most of us, we're going to be by your side.
Good luck to you all.