Dealing with a medical condition, whether large or small, can be an isolating experience. This feeling can be particularly acute when that condition feels incredibly private and the last thing you want to do is even acknowledge it, never mind discuss it or seek treatment.
So when Joe kindly contacted us to share his prostate cancer story, we thought it was a good opportunity to ask him what advice he would give to other men at the start of their treatment journey...
“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 at the age of 63. Regular PSA checks revealed a Gleason score of 7/10, and further tests confirmed cancer was active in my prostate.
After letting it sink in that I had prostate cancer, I wanted as much information as possible. What were the best options to remove the cancer? What was the recovery rate for each, including side effects after treatment? Would my life ever return to normal?
After discussing with my wife and doctor, I decided my best option was to have my prostate removed by standard surgery procedure. The decision was based on my age and the fact that I was still fit enough for a quick recovery.
It has now been three years since my operation, and regular PSA tests are well within safe levels. My life since the operation has been good, with minimal effects bar the usual toilet runs and leaks. I manage the situation the best that I can, and Confitex underwear gives me confidence in managing my condition.”
“The unknown is always the concern in moving forward for treatment. My best advice is to obtain as much information as possible and seek clarity from the experts.
Having a support network is the number one priority. Speak with others who have been through the same experience, taking into account that each case is different. Having someone to share your journey gives solace and helps you make decisions with confidence. Support from a spouse or partner also gives comfort and helps you prepare mentally for what is to come and life afterwards.”
We would like to thank Joe for sharing his powerful story with us. We don’t want bladder leaks to hold you or your loved ones back, which is why we designed Confitex for Men underwear with freedom in mind.
If you think your story might be helpful to others please let us know by emailing us in confidence on email@example.com.
PS: Word of mouth is a valuable source of support and information, but no substitute for proper medical advice. Please seek advice from a medical professional when dealing with any health issues. Early treatment may make a significant difference to your outcome. You may be surprised to find your issue is quite straightforward to treat, even comparatively minor, and you can be sure that your doctor will have seen it all before. Keep in mind that Dr Google can misdiagnose!
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