Husband diagnosed with prostate cancer

By DiabetesDiva Latest Reply 2011-05-26 12:30:40 -0500
Started 2010-03-07 12:43:57 -0600

We've been married 31 years & my husband has never been sick! Last month he was diagnosed with stage 2 and Gleason 6. This month he'll have 2 markers inserted in the prostate and then a Catscan. Next month he starts 9 weeks of radiation treatment.
Trying to be strong & support him emotionally. But I am stressed out and my eating is again out of control.
I don't know what to expect when he starts treatment. I've read all I can on the internet, but no real description of his emotional and physical state. Has anyone else gone through this? He retired in Dec and we moved from CA to Oregon.

15 replies

rentintin 2011-05-26 12:30:40 -0500 Report

Hi Ive had cancer not prostate but liver.And my treatment was chemo not radiation. The way I felt was extremely tired and achy don't know if his will be like that or not, also I had little appetite so my husband kept the things that I requested on hand, usually fresh fruit and for me cheese and crackers. Hope this helps and my prayers are with you both.

sears7096 2010-03-10 13:49:52 -0600 Report

My father was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer a year and a half ago. He's on his 8th round of chemotherapy and the doctors have a positive outlook on his health. Diet has been a big factor and staying positive for your husband will help too.
Take care,

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2010-03-09 14:25:15 -0600 Report

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's cancer.

You will be in our thoughts and prayers. And please take care of your own health so that you can be there for him. Surround yourself with a good support group.

Take care.

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2010-03-08 11:49:45 -0600 Report

Hi DiabetesDiva,

So sorry to hear this! I thought you might like to check out these great sites/blogs covering prostate cancer:

Living with Prostate Cancer: A Wife's Passion, at

Women Against Prostate Cancer support group at

The Prostate Cancer Foundation at

All the best to you and your husband,

pilgrim74_us 2010-03-08 14:22:38 -0600 Report

May God continue to bless you and keep in the palm of his loving powerful hand. It is my prayer He will encamp His angels as warring spirits against your dwelling. Take care you blessed and in the hands of Jesus!!!!

ptsparkle 2010-03-07 20:33:38 -0600 Report

I have been through this, and it is not the end of the world. Difficult. yes, but do-able. If you would like some details or info, contact me on the "friends" list. Best wishes,

DiabetesDiva 2010-03-07 22:23:14 -0600 Report

Thanks to all of you. I appreciate you being there for me. He's been cranky and I understand why. We'll go thru this together like we have in the past. I love him & I don;t want him to be hurting. I contacted a local diabetes support group as I know I need to stay healthy for both of us.


imsuzie2 2010-03-07 22:36:14 -0600 Report

Kate, I'm sending angels to surround you and your husband. One of the best things you can do to help him is stay healthy! You already understand he is scared, and I am sure he knows you are too. I have also heard that prostate cancer is slow growing and easy to treat…and stage 2 sounds so very early. Keep us in the loop, we care and are here for you. Hugs

Roy531 2010-03-07 13:13:02 -0600 Report

I have heard and I have read that prostate cancer is the least agressive cancer and it is treatable. My father-in-law Got it and they wanted to do surgery he was in his late 70's early 80's somewhere in there and he told them no, cause he would die of old age before it would affect him and true to his word he live close to 8 years and died of old age and it never really bothered him. But it is treatable have several friends who have had this and after the sergury are cancer free. Just keep all options to you open and above board and give him all the love and support you can. I will be praying For you and your husband.

donna13 2010-03-07 13:34:16 -0600 Report

Like everything else, cancer growth slows down as we age. Hopefully your husband will respond well to the treatment and live to be a ripe old age. My thoughts are with you.

Harlen 2010-03-07 13:00:47 -0600 Report

I am so sorry that you and he are going thrue this,You may wish to think of how he may feel too to think that whats happend to him is now going to make you sick as well? Take care of yourself so he dosent have to fret over you as well as what hes going to go thrue?
I know its hard,He may be able to get thrue this? Be strong for him and he will be strong for you together you can face anything!If you need to talk please drop me an email I check it every day.
We are here for you.
Hugs and best wishes
I try to deal with what is and not what may be.

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