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First holiday season with cancer.

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SubDenis
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First holiday season with cancer. 

 

Today I am at peace and grateful for the many gifts in my life.  While I am not grateful to have cancer, I am very grateful for the people I have met, the wonderful medical professionals who go out of their way to help me.  I am also extremely grateful I live in a country where quality medical care is available.  

During the last six months, I have experienced an array of emotions, unsureness, and loneliness that were not pleasant.  However, I also met all of you, men and women at GFMPH and at the PCRI conference.  I also have found many existing friends who have PC.  The level of conversation is much different when you talk to another man with PC.  

I have so many gifts and those related to PC include the ability to learn, to trust, to be inquisitive and to be so thankful for those who help me on this journey.  The ability to connect and share is such a gift.  

During this holiday season, I have been reflecting on the gifts related to my cancer and am very grateful.  So, I wish you all peace and a wonderful holiday season.  I also want to thank you all for being on these forums and other get-togethers where you have helped me come to grips with my disease and options. You are very special men and women!

Peace, Denis

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SubDenis
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Thanks and to you also! Denis

Jerry Mac
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Hell Denis,

 

I am sorry to hear about your diagnose. I was diagnosed with PC this holiday season as well. It was tough going at first; however, i have found peace and joy. Per the Doctor I am in the early stage T1C, which is remarkable considering that I have gleason scores of 6,7,8,9. The cancer is still well within the prostate gland.

Steve1961
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same here folks...beginning stages for me and I feel sooo blessed because it could have been sooo much worse after skipping a year..still waiting for MRI and to meet with surgeons but I trust my other drs and their confidence as well as all u wonderful people who answered all my questions...GOD BLESS EVERYONE THAT HAS C     ANY KIND    AND MAY ALL HAVE A SPEEDY RECOVERY AND HEALTHY LIFE ..........

Old Salt
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This is not your first holiday season with cancer. Your prostate cancer has been there for some time (several years, probably).

Yes, I am a nitpicker (aka The Grinch).

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SubDenis
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good point old salt, the first season knowing I have cancer. Denis

Fishermen
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wow ! I thought I was the only one that got PC Christmas!

Tough Christmas trying to get my head around this. The most confusing thing is every specialist recommends 

the solution they have as best !? Going for my third opinion tomorrow from Doctor not involved with the other

group I've been going to. Different old boys club ! Interested in his recomendation

hang in there guys ,  we'll be better next Christmas!

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MCD54
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You also are very special.

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