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Choosing To Live Life To The Fullest Or Choosing To Merely Survive After A Prostatectomy


I am no doctor, I am just a survivor of prostate cancer who has had a prostatectomy and who has decided to live life to the fullest rather than just survive. I do acknowledge that everyone is not the same and we all handle these things differently. This is in no way meant to tell anyone what they must do, or how they should do it. This is simply me telling you my personal experiences and holding them up to you as a choice about what to do next on the road to getting your live back on track. Continue reading

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My Family And Cancer (Thyroid, Prostate And Now Multiple Myeloma)


My mom had the least common type of thyroid cancer which is called, anaplastic thyroid cancer, which has a very poor prognosis. Anaplastic thyroid cancer tends to be found after it has spread, and it is incurable in most cases. Continue reading

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My Views On Life Six Months After Having Had A Prostatectomy


If you are looking to have everything the same as it was before you had the prostatectomy I would advise that you do not have the operation because it will not be so, but if you can deal with change and are willing to work hard and like me found the comfort of knowing I was cancer free was worth certain risks and changes to my life, then life after having a prostatectomy. with all of its challenges will be okay, but believing in yourself and in the possibility of success and working hard is 90% of your full recovery. Continue reading

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Should The Question Really Be Is There Sex After Prostate Removal, Or Should It Be Will You Find Sex Satisfying After Prostate Removal?


You may be the one who was diagnosed with the prostate cancer and had to under go the removal of it, but it will affect the both of you for the rest of your lives. Your partner should have been in on every decision from the very beginning for just that reason, but if they haven’t, because you thought that it was happening to just you, I think that you should rethink your position, because it will take a joint effort if you are to survive and have a mutually enjoyable sex life after the removal of the prostate. This is not something you can do on your own and there is more than your needs to consider. Continue reading

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Post Prostate Removal Blues / The Road To Recovery


The operation is painless and only Tylenol is required to ease some discomfort. I would say that the most difficult time of all of this is will be the catheter and the urinary incontinence. I can say that I have found that if you follow the few basic rules and instructions given to you that you will come through this journey with minimal pain and recovery time. Please note that because there is very little or no pain there is a tendency for the patient to think they are healed more than they are and do more than they should during recovery leading to post operation complications resulting in longer recovery times and pain. Continue reading

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My Prostate Cancer Surgery Cancelled For Lack Of Hospital Bed, What Next?


Mr. Harper and company think that you want to boast about how big your countries bank account is rather than literally live. Mr. Harper and company thinks that the mandate you and I gave him by virtue of his majority victory says I am yours to do with what you like even if it means I must die. Mr. Harper must be shown that he is wrong by Canadians from all walks of life getting together and exercising every legal venue open to us as citizens of this country to hamper his progress and slow down what he can do so that we do not have to waste the time and effort and money to undo and set right all that he and his wrecking crew have done to diminish and shame this country. Continue reading

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Chief Of Surgery Gives My Spot To Another Person / Why Mine?


Is this what the medical system has come to? In order for one person to get operated on another person must be bumped out of the operating room? Continue reading

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Can Canada Afford Not To Have A Free Medicare System? How Many Will Die Without It? Does The Harper government Care? Do You?


When the people’s needs of a country are ignored, or deemed not important by the actions of their government, people suffer and die. When we say that only those who can afford it deserve the best medical treatment and medical attention people suffer and die. If the goal of this budget balancing is to provide a better life for all Canadian citizens then it can not begin by killing off the less fortunate of the country with slashes and the out right cutting of medical services and medications. This is murder as efficient and as cruel as a gas chamber, a firing squad, using toxic chemicals, or the bombing of ones own citizens. Continue reading

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There Is No Good Cancer No Matter How Slow No Matter How Good The Recovery Rate


It is a sensitive as well as emotionally charged time in the cancer patients life and so one never knows what could be said that would send the cancer patient into depression, or worse, so it is advisable in my opinion to steer the cancer patient towards therapy and cancer support groups, where the person can discuss cancer with people suffering from the same cancer as they have; people who have first hand knowledge of what they are going through. Continue reading

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Jack Layton / A Canadian Who Cared / Dead At 61


I like most of Canadians were so worried about how he was going to pay for things that we did not vote for the only politician that said we had a right to them and that said that he was going to give them to us. It was not Jack Layton’s fault that we could not or would not accept the offer of help it is our own and we missed a chance for change. I hope that my mind, eyes, ears and heart are a little more open the next time.

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