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I am 70 years old, diagnosed 2/2/24 with 4+3=7 PCa I would love to have not been diagnosed until age 77, and I would be dancing in the streets with a 3+3=6 which is really not even cancer, and you can do AS for many years.
It's all about attitude, and the better life you have had, the harder it is to accept, but accept we must. I am personally opting for Watchful Waiting, rather than life changing treatment. I would like to have 5 more Good Years and if I make 80 that would be a bonus. Philosophy is the balm that soothes the wounds of life, and protects us from life's sharp vicissitudes. I find comfort in the philosophy of the Stoics, Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius, and the principles of Buddhism, the law of the impermanence of all things, the certainty of death, the ephemeral and transitory nature of life, and extreme gratitude for all the days we've had, and to live totally in the present moment with no fears or anxiety about the future. Many good You Tube videos on the Stoics and the principles of Buddhism, just search and you will find. Anger is one of the things that causes us suffering, along with attachment, ignorance and aversion. One thing we all have in common on this support group, is we are all older, for the most part 60's and 70's so we have all had a long life. My brother died from testicular cancer at 32 leaving behind a 10 year old son. So we all have to be grateful for each day, and live each moment to the fullest. Having PCa is a wake up call for me to live the few years I have left with a vengeance. Peace of mind to all, and Gratitude is the Mother of all Virtues.

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Finding comfort is extremely important when faced with this disease. I agree with your comment about anger. I believe it’s incredibly controlling and crippling. Even with good therapy and a positive outlook like yours, it’s like a rollercoaster. Highs and lows for sure. Wishing you the best.

Take care