Saturday, August 3, 2013

results and options

I can't believe that it's only been about 24 hours since we went to the doctor to hear about options. It feels as though a week has passed. The moments since have felt so heavy, so overwhelming.

We were told how tumors are graded from 1 to 5 and that my husbands biopsy showed mostly 3's but that he does have an area with 4's. Due to that, surgery and removal is his only option. We were told that my husbands PSA numbers are low enough that it won't have spread.

My husband has the choice of "regular" surgery or "robotic" surgery. Surgery will be in about two months - the inflammation from the biopsy must calm down first.  

We will visit another doctor on Wednesday for a second opinion. 

Thank you all very much for your kindness, support and friendship, it means so very much to me.


  1. I have been where you are at. It is very overwhelming and so unreal but God is good and He is in control.
    I did not think I could do it but I did.
    He is so really to heal us when we ask!!
    I am here for you.

  2. I am thinking of you and your hubbie, and wishing I was closer. Sending all sort of virtual hugs and strength. xo

  3. Such a difficult time for you both!! Just take one day at a time and use your choices!! god Bless you both!

  4. Great news about the PSA numbers. Now get that second opinion and on to surgery. No fun, but at least it's the next step to getting this over and done with. Hang in there and try to keep your spirits up, friend.Best thought to you and your hubby!

  5. My heart is heavy for you both. You are strong and have a great will, and together an even stronger one. My esp is telling me that he (and you) will both get through this with a positive outcome. I know it's crazy to tell you not to stress, but try and keep your stress level as low as possible, so you stay healthy to guide him through this.

    Big Hugs, and a shoulder if you need it my friend.
    xo, Pam

  6. So sorry. I will be praying for you and your husband. Make sure to take notes at appointments. Stress makes me forget things. Also, write down questions before appointments with your doctors. Good luck!