Dealing with Adversity
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I think I will be glad to see this year end and hopefully next year will start out a lot better.
I can't remember when so much bad things have hit our family in one year and I am sure others are dealing with a lot too, seems if it wasn't for bad news, we would not have any anymore.
I shouldn't feel that way, our son and grandson were laid off about 3 weeks ago but both were hired by a competitor a week later so that was good. They aren't exactly happy, but at least they have a job!
DH got the dreaded diagnosis of prostrate cancer from his urologist today. We have been praying that the elevated PSA would not result in cancer but since it has, we are going to have to deal with this headon. The dr says it is stage 1 which is good news. He was very encouraging but we won't know exactly what we are dealing with until they do the bone and body scans next Wed and then we will get those results the following week and from that he will suggest a plan of action. He has suggested a book which I plan to see if our local library has. I would like to be better informed before our next meeting. I wasn't exactly blindsided, but I guess I was hiding my head in the sand thinking positive that it would not be cancer so I really wasn't ready for the diagnosis!
I know we can get thru this. I have had to deal with a lot more before and DH is strong and a fighter so I know he can too. He has had to deal with so many health issues in the past 6 years so I am confident he can face this too.
Prayers are appreciated-we are strong, but the man upstairs is stronger!