Post # 1
I just found out that my dear, wonderful grandpa has prostate cancer. It feels like someone is pulling my heart out of my chest. I love him so much, he has been a really big presence in my life and now he won’t be able to be at my wedding. I just can’t imagine my wedding without him. Even more devastating, I might lose him. I plan on naming my first child after him. I would really love to find a way to include him in my wedding day even though he won’t be there. Set up a skype of the ceremony maybe? Has anyone else ever done anything like this?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Prostate cancer is so easy to treat! I worked for a urologist for over 2 years and it is not a death sentence so long as it’s caught early and treated. Why can’t he be at your wedding? The most common treatment is radioactive seeds which at worst will make him tired. The most invasive is a prostatectomy which take around 4-6 weeks to recover from but if he requests a daVinci robotic surgery it’s much less invasive and recovery time can be cut in half.
Post # 4
@beachbride1216: thank you, you post made me feel so much better! He lives on the other side of the country so between the stress of a cancer diagnosis and traveling, I think it is all just too much for him.
Post # 5
@Mrs.babycat: Please get the details regarding his particular set of circumstances before you let this upset you in the least. Most men will die with prostate cancer, not from it, it’s highly treatable and from my own experience, my Grandfather, who just turned 92 has actually had it, and treated it three times in the last 10 years, he’s fit as a fiddle and no worse for wear.
Post # 6
@Mrs.babycat: I know how you are feeling. My grandfather (Papa) was diagnosed with chronic leukemia a year and a half ago now. It was tough in the beginning to grasp and I cried alot until I started reaching out & reading about others with the same disease and realized that it’s not a death sentance. Many Many Many people live their entire lives with some type of cancer and die from totally unrelated things. Even today cancer research is speeding ahead & I have read some very promising studies regarding treatment… I truly believe that if you send positive thoughts out there positive will happen, if you send negative thoughts out there negative will happen. Just try to stay positive even when it hurts…