About Rhonda H
My husband was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2000. As we sat in the doctor’s office being informed of all the different options, neither one of us could hear any other word other than cancer. He was 49 years old. The next day we went back to the hospital to meet with a urologist and oncologist, and once again they informed him of the many options available. He looked at me helplessly and I said, “Get it out.” I think we both believed that this was what was best for him. He had a prostatectomy within a few days, cancer cells were also in lymph nodes, on the urethra, and on the bladder wall. They were sure they got it all. He then had chemotherapy and radiation for quite a while and also worked full time in a stressful job situation. He healed both physically and emotionally! And every three months he had labs done, always with good results. Then 10 years later, his PSA levels starting rising again. As the prostate was gone, I was confused as to why and how this could happen. But cancer is relentless and it doesn’t care if you’ve done all the right things. He now gets a Lupron injection every three to six months to kill the testosterone that feeds the cancer cells. The side effects are unpleasant for a while, then he feels better, then it’s time for another injection. All that being said…he is strong. He works out, he fishes, loves his family, and most importantly, he is still here in our grateful lives! Here is what men need to know. Prostate Cancer is not a death sentence, you cannot give up, you have to fight it with a vengeance, and you will be victorious!