I returned home with worry and stress wondering what will be. Sherry and I had celebrated our thirty year anniversary and with her managing the cancer we were overjoyed and now me, what more can go wrong!!!!
The minute I got back I scheduled an appointment to see an urologist. It was on August 23rd, the day in my life that seemed like it never ended. We waited in the lobby for over a half hour with heaviness on my mind. Finely I got called to see the doctor. As I was being examined I advised him of pains on the left side near the groin area. After his exam he advised me that I have two Hernias‘, one on the left and the other on the right. The final result was that in order to make sure I had no prostate cancer would be having a biopsy. Now it was important to choose either having a biopsy or getting my hernia’s repaired. I had more stress over the fact that I might have cancer, so I chose to have the biopsy. We then went to the check out counter and scheduled the procedure for September 5th. While I was waiting for the magical day, I also had another issue to attend with the hernias. If any of you ever had a hernia you know how painful it can be. Sherry and I did some research on the internet regarding support products. We were advised that there was this truss that would give support until I was able to have surgery to repair them. We drove that Monday to a medical supply store and spoke to a representative explaining the situation. She walked us to the truss display and stated we would need a double one.
Wow, the one that I got was light weight, doubled-layer elastic waistband; fully-ventilated pocket for pad, flannel leg straps, and adjusts up, down and sideways. How uncomfortable it is!!! Never ever thought I would have to go through all this and wait to get a biopsy to see if I have cancer.
Until the next post of what went down during the biopsy and the results, I am enjoying my golden years.