Aug 28, 2009 - 10:37 am
As I have said many times since I was diagnosed with PC on June 25th this forum has been an extremely helpful, knowledgeable and supportive group. My decision for surgery and the Dr. I chose have been as a result of the information learned here. The discussions of each man's journey have opened me to research and discussions that before had never been a part of my life.
There have been many publications mentioned here and I have looked into or ordered many of them.
I have always maintained that getting rid of the cancer was to me a forgone conclusion, but rather I wanted a "Quality of Life Afterward."
My search for information has led me to the book, "Making Love Again". Written by Virginia and Keith Laken, it is a true story written by a husband and wife who have journeyed through the process of PC and surgery and the search for Quality of Life and Love.
I ordered it 2 days ago, it arrived last evening and I read it completely from cover to cover with my morning coffee today.
It is not just about the mechanics of sex, but rather the search for intimacy, loving, caring and compassion that we all seem to take for granted or let slip from our lives as we go about living from day to day.
I feel so blessed with having the chance to read this before my surgery.
No matter where you are in the process; waiting for treatment, had the treatment, having ED issues or not, I feel that this is must read for every husband and wife.
My wife's cancer Dr. felt the need to postpone her Stem Cell Transplant by a week because she had the sniffles in July of 2006. When my wife expressed displeasure about having to extend our already lengthy (14 weeks)stay in Houston, the Dr. responded with words that have guided me almost daily.
"WHEN GOD TALKS, YOU GOTTA LISTEN".
I feel that this book was placed in my path because of my search for another book that was mentioned on this forum.
Take a minute, look it up on your own, and give it a thought.
I promise that no matter what you glean from reading this, great or small, each of us will learn something about having a more fulfilling, stronger and loving relationship with our significant others.