As you can tell from the title of this post, it’s going to be a long three months.
This morning, my mind was filled with thoughts of prostate cancer and it took considerable effort to get focused on the task at hand at work, but I eventually succeeded. Some of the thoughts centered on the fear of the unknown and the long wait to get to the known, and others were more administrative in nature regarding this blog.
Sometimes I think pulling the plug on this blog would be just what the doctor ordered. By maintaining it, it forces prostate cancer to be in the forefront of my mind at least monthly. But I also know that by not maintaining it, that isn’t going to make my current predicament go away, so I may as well blog about it. I’ve learned things from others in the process of doing this, and I know that sharing my experience has helped at least a handful of people along the way. Besides, when you’ve been doing something religiously for almost five years, it’s a tough habit to break.
Of course, it being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month keeps the topic in my news feeds, too, and I feel compelled to work to increase awareness, so I guess I’ll just keep reading the stories.
On the bright side of this, the initial panic and fear have subsided. I’m down to rational thought on what I should be doing or researching next.
Okay. It’s late. I’m rambling. Thanks for letting me think aloud. I’ll get this under control and will work on my patience… Really.