I survived cancer twice. 20 years ago it was colon cancer. Last year it was prostate cancer. Because of my prior medical history I was not a candidate for radiation or robotic surgery. So I chose cryogenic surgery. The surgeon felt I had enough clearance that he wanted to freeze the whole thing at once. I consented. I have had PSA of 0.000 up to 0.003. So it worked, the first time.
However as all of you know any treatment has side effects. My surgeon told me I would have to deal with an angry bladder. he has been right. I have to avoid certain things completely such as Nutrasweet. I now have a severe reaction to it. This means reading labels carefully.As some of you know it means avoiding other things. I can adjust.
So I guess I am thankful for survival but it's still hard to accept some of the changes.