Apr 01, 2010 - 12:06 pm
Went to the barber shop yesterday for my 6 week hair cut and it was filed with guys from 45-70 (including the 4 barbers)…Stuart who has been cutting my hair long than my youngest (16 years) asked how my surgery went…
Gave him a few details and a guy in his 50’s waiting to get his hair cut said “…you are too young to have PCa…” “..so you wearing diaper now…hah ha…” …oh so you can’t have an orgasm anymore….” And a few other choice things….Interest, he asked at the end of his comments what my Gleason score was and what was my PSA…now on top of this most of the guys at the barber shop were very uncomfortable about this discussion of PCa (a couple actually voiced it)
You would think this guy was a Class AAA jerk but I listened then responded….I showed him I was not wearing diapers (since he made such a point of it … gave him a “moon” too), I informed him I knew guys in their 40’s with PCa…I let him know that a guy of his age he knew little about sexuality and told where orgasms came from….I told him my Gleason pre and post and that my PSA was only 2.82….He got white and said “your PSA was to low to have PCA…” I assured him that it was not and went over my post surgery pathology with him…Anyway the guy with attitude and basically ridiculed me admitted to a PSA over 10 and a biopsy he did not want to discuss….
So while we all come here and talk about our fears and facing this beast there are many out there that continue to live I denial….