Less than a month ago what I knew about prostate cancer fit in a thimble. Cancer was a statistical long shot to me. Until it wasn’t.
I am still unsure of many things, but it has been a relief to find that some men live many years with prostate cancer – even stage IV prostate cancer.
Our case is decidedly odd – I can’t find others whose diagnostic path followed my husbands, but diagnosed he is.
He has started one treatment, and will start a 2nd treatment soon (ADT and Chemotherapy). I am pretty sure we can’t live every day in a fog wondering how long he has – so we haven’t really focused on that – right now we are focusing on the hope that this works (we know there is no cure at this point in time) and that medical science is smart enough to buy us a lifetime.
And there is is – life just goes on –
At any rate – I have read a book (The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett) and it was highly satisfying to have actually finished SOMETHING. And I actually crafted – a little – I am doing a silly embroidery from Mollie Makes magazine – it appealed to me because everything you need was in the little kit – thread, needled, cloth, hoop and pattern, and it was small – nothing too crazy – just enough to be satisfied that you have made SOMETHING. In the same fit of optimism I ordered a bit of chunky yarn – hoping that the knitting is fast. I guess that remains to be seen – no photos now – that would require a level of organization beyond where my spirit is at the moment – but hey – maybe one day.