Posted by buddy1 on Jan 31, 2020 2:04 pm
Posted by Cynthia Mac on Jan 31, 2020 3:17 pm
For some reason, our minds always seem to go to the “dark possibilities.” For now, try to distract yourself, or at least focus on things you absolutely know for sure.
Posted by WesT on Jan 31, 2020 3:51 pm
Posted by buddy1 on Feb 8, 2020 9:38 am
Posted by WesT on Feb 8, 2020 9:53 am
Yes indeed, incontinence and ED can take its toll emotionally and on a relationship if you are no prepared. Even if you are prepared it can still have a massive emotional toll. Start working on your Keagal exercises, if you haven't, and enjoy what you still have while you still have it. Prepare for the worst outcome and hope for the best!
You can look for doctor's reviews online. Take them with a grain of salt though. There are always going to be overly negative and positive reviews by those that did not get what they expected or perhaps have personal ties to the doctor. Best to ask the doctor himself on the number of procedures and the success rate (not to mention follow up statistics). The hospital that you will be having the procedure done may be able to provide statistics about procedures as well.
Now the wait! Time will pass quickly if you remain positive and try and stay distracted.
Posted by buddy1 on Apr 11, 2020 11:10 am
Posted by WesT on Apr 11, 2020 1:02 pm
I wish you and everyone else in a similar situation the best.
Posted by Cynthia Mac on Apr 12, 2020 7:32 am
As I understand it, the concern isn’t about the impact of the actual increased number of cases, the concern is having enough medical staff to go around if THEY start getting sick. I have a relative who works in long term care for seniors, and she tells me our local hospital is “emptying out” its convalescent ward to various LTC facilities so they’ll have rooms and extra staff to handle any surge in covid cases. (We’re in ON, where cases ARE surging.) I saw her last night when she picked up some masks I made her, and even from 2 metres away, I could see the worry on her face.
I get that we’ve been self isolating since the middle of March, which is almost a month, and that has to be helping “flatten the curve.” BTW, I’d like to see the curve as it stands now... as I believe you would.
Given how your conversation went with your urologist, he may remember you and get you scheduled in as soon as he possibly can. Since you plan to speak with him again soon, you can at least request that.
I’m sorry (very sorry) that you have to go through this added frustration.
Posted by SBH on May 9, 2020 12:38 pm
Posted by Barney on May 10, 2020 9:18 am
I suppose that I must count myself fortunate that my prostate cancer can be treated, to some extent at least, by pills that I can take at home. The other medication that I need, Lupron, is given by injection that requires a visit to the urologist, but that is good for four months on a single shot. So far so good, although some of my diagnostic procedures at a local hospital have been cancelled. I suppose that it is a matter of the medical staff setting priorities based on patient needs. Luckily, for me, it is possible to be philosophical about it, but I can empathize with others who find it all hard to bear. It takes some courage,.....If one can find it !
Posted by Elsie13 on May 10, 2020 10:45 pm
I wanted to mention about tagging someone. To tag, you type the @ symbol and immediately start typing the name of the person. Some blue boxes should appear, and you click on the one that applies.
Posted by buddy1 on May 14, 2020 4:41 am
Posted by WesT on May 14, 2020 7:12 am
I hear your frustration but be thankful we don't live in the US where 1.4 million nurses were laid off because the lucrative lift and tuck elective surgeries are postponed so to increase the "bottom line" they laid staff off.
Hang in there it is just a month and a bit away. Hopefully the weather improves and you can enjoy your recovery time sitting in the sun (isolated of course).
Posted by buddy1 on Jun 21, 2020 9:38 am
Posted by WesT on Jun 21, 2020 9:42 am
Distractions are good and I am glad you were able to do so. Chill on the anxiety front. You are prepared and things will hopefully go well for you.
Posted by Arnie on Jun 22, 2020 5:46 am
Posted by buddy1 on Jun 29, 2020 9:13 am
Posted by WesT on Jun 29, 2020 9:33 am
Good to hear your up and moving about. You will be glad when the staples and catheter are removed and hopefully then your recovery goes well and is a speedy one. Good luck
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