When I first told people that I had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the reactions to my news ran all over the emotional spectrum. My friends were shocked, especially since prostate cancer was considered to be an "old mans disease" and I was a relatively young 48. My family was pretty surprised also, considering the…Read more A Good Cancer?
Greetings all you good readers of the new Survivors Association website. My name is Dan Cole and I will be contributing to the blog section of the website from time to time. Our initial reason for the blog section is to tell our own unique stories and our history with prostate cancer. My story with…Read more Welcome to the Survivors Association
It comes to us quietly It mutates, it divides It takes over good And replaces with bad. It makes us sick It kills, it destroys It makes us poor And exceedingly sad. And yet... It teaches us what's good It teaches us what's right It teaches us We have the strength To…Read more And yet…
Woke up, fell out of bed Dragged a comb across my head. Lennon and McCartney. January 18, 2018. 4 a.m. I woke up. And then, like many days over the past 31 years, I headed off to work. The day was going to be a big one, with a rather important doctors appointment regarding the…Read more A Day in the Life
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was a Swiss-American scientist, a pioneer in near death studies who wrote the book entitled "On Death and Dying", in which she first discussed her theory on the five stages of grief. As a person who is afflicted with a disease that is both chronic and terminal, I thought I would take this…Read more Dancing with Kubler-Ross
It is scan day for me today. Scan day is something I have experienced 3 times before. Scan day happens when my PSA shoots up for some reason, so the docs want to know what is going on inside my body and if my advanced prostate cancer has spread to my organs or my bones.…Read more Scan Day
When I was first diagnosed with prostate cancer, I was given two books that were intended to "cheer me up", or give me a more positive outlook on life after getting some of the worst news ever. I think there are a group of people out there in the world who always think they need…Read more My Friend is Dying…and it’s gonna be alright.