Jun 12, 2009 - 9:44 am
I found out last week that my Dad has prostate cancer...Gleason 8. It doesn't seem entirely real at this point. I only cry when I hear that my Dad has just heard something that has shook him about his PC, or when I read posts from people who are going through similar things, or when I talk to my family, because it makes the whole situation more real. I don't live around my parents so although he is constantly on my mind, I don't get the full impact of what he is going through. That seems hard hearted in a way, but I love my Dad tremendously. My Dad is confident that this will not negatively affect him, regardless of the outcome. He is so sweet...he wants my whole family to know how much he loves us. I think God can use what the devil has meant for evil and turn it around for good. All you men who are going through this same struggle, your posts and encouragements to total strangers are some of the most inspiring things I have heard. You truly are Men among men.
At this point I think it is important to know the right questions to ask the doctor when my Dad goes in to hear about his options. What are things that you gentlemen thought of asking your doctors and what are things you wished you had asked but didn't know to ask? My family is doing a lot of research on the internet, but it would help to have recommendations from fellow PC combatants.