This forum is very useful for me to learn about some new methods to fight PC. As to the personal feelings and emotions they are as individual as we are so could be educative but basically useless as each of us have to path your own life road.
I would also advise very seriously all the PC co-sufferers on this forum to prevent participation of their healthy wife's or other relatives from starting o joining the discussions as soon as they are not qualified oncologists. A lot of people are not determine the dramatic difference between essentially necessary support of a deceased person with absolutely unnecessary penetration into his/her life including his/her contacts with doctors regarding the health subjects. The only person to make any decisions is the patient and all the responsibility is also fully lies on the patient. Lucky patient is strong enough mentally , enjoying full support of family/friends and lucky to find really qualified doctor ( which is quite difficult).
I was diagnosed 7,5 years ago with PS 4 stage Gleason 5+4=9. I am grateful to the surgeon who was brave to operate me. His opinion was to extend my life for 3-4 years. One year later after the surgery my PC surely returned. During the last year's I had several Cyber knife treatments , ADT with several vacations,
2 cycles of practically useless Lu-177 therapy and recently 8 cycles of chemo. I still have my cancer in the abdominal lymph nodes and unfortunately in my liver. I can't predict my future ( evidently nobody can) but I have been alive for 7 years already during which thanks to my children I got 3 grandchildren.
We are alive while we are not afraid of our cancer. Cancer is like a wild beast seating in the corner and looking into your eyes. As soon as it will see your fear in your eyes it will attack so never be afraid and never surrender. I mean you personally as soon as you have any medical problem especially cancer. You should be brave and smart to go this road till it's and. During this journey ( hopefully long) you will need as much professional information and true support as possible but nobody will and can ride this road instead of you.
Good luck to everybody!!!!