I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. We caught it late in the process and there was a pretty good chance the cancer made it into the bloodstream before any treatment was started. In 2011 we confirmed it indeed made it into the bloodstream, as I was diagnosed with metastases on the spine. I now had incurable stage IV cancer.
Along the way I was often overcome with emotions, often “enhanced” by taking Lupron and Casodex. I wondered if other folks with cancer experienced the same crazy, out of control feelings. Occasionally, I felt very alone, drowning in overwhelming emotion. This blog is about letting other cancer patients know they aren’t alone. All the crazy feelings are normal, if not welcome.
In the posts I try to focus on the feelings, decisions, and treatments I’m going through. The vast majority of the posts are related to cancer in one way or another. Every attempt is made to keep it “raw”. Many of the cancer blogs I’ve read focus on the positives and minimize (I suspect) the problems their cancer brings. I think that’s great and there’s a real need for these blogs. Looking over the top searches that land on my site, though, it’s clear there are people in a lot of distress trying to find others discussing and working through the problems that cancer causes. I hope this site helps them.
Regrettably, we live in a very litigious society, so I feel compelled to add this commonsense disclaimer. Please do not interpret anything in my blog as constituting medical advice. Prostate cancer is a complex disease and every case is different. Do feel free to discuss what is in my blog with your doctors.