I hope it is ok that I am not a man posting to this group. My beautiful husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer 15 years ago. He was only 50 at the time. We decided that surgery was the best option because we did not want the dark cloud of cancer hanging over our heads for the next 30 years. He had the surgery and for 15 years all of the follow up psa tests came back clean. The most recent was only 3 months ago.
Thurs. evening I took him to the emergency room for what we thought was lower back pain from lifting a heavy object. 18 hours, 1 CT scan, 1 MRI, blood work and a full body xray later, we are told that his prostate cancer has metasticized to his pelvis and one rib. Our initial reponse was "What prostate cancer?"
We are numb with shock, unable to understand how this can be possible, and feeling like we went in for a back ache and came home with a death sentence. We are supposed to see an oncologist on Monday, but right now, we have very little faith in doctors in general. We feel like we have been lied to for a decade and a half. I have only just started to look online for information, and this was the first site that popped up. Please, if there is someone out there who has information to share on how my sweet, wonderful husband can win this ugly battle, please respond. He is only 64, and we thought we had so many more wonderful years ahead. Thank you for any help you can give,