Wait a minute…… Why did I start this blog?

I‘ve got to admit, yesterday I started getting very depressed. As with the entire reason that I started my AorticDissection.com it was that when I was originally diagnosed with my AD condition, I could not find any POSITIVE information out there. I would read only things about “how long would I live” and/or things like mortality rates and nothing but negative information and more of a doom and gloom outlook. So, I pick up myself up and set out to create my AD site to help others have “hope?

My goal with this site is to do the same thing as I did with my prior site and focus on all the positive information about Prostate Cancer that I can and share it to bring HOPE back to the diagnosis.

It’s amazing the thoughts and tangents your mind can take you on when you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and for that matter any disease that can take your life. However, it’s amazing to think that we don’t really think we could run out and get hit by a buss? Where I am going with this is that we

should try and live each day as it’s our last and BE THANKFUL FOR GODS BLESSINGS

and get on with putting one foot in front of the other and getting on with the day when have been granted. I don’t want to let this get my down or depressed and I let that happen to me yesterday evening and I was still thinking about it this morning. I started doubting my decision about the nerve sparing radical prostatectomy and did I make the right decision. Is there something out there that shows which decision is the best? Which has the longest life expectancy choice? Am I making a mistake and not going with the Proton Therapy route? Would I be up for another battle with Blue Cross to fight it as I’ve heard about a person here locally fighting with BC about the treatment and lost. I even emailed the CEO of BC and told him and their executive complaint staff I was originally considering it.

The depression that can come and go is tough. Especially when reading and researching. But..Back to the goal of the site, find POSITIVE information and share!!!.

I must got back to the CROSS and realize that my logo caption, “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME” is my modo. Whenever I get scared, I constant say that verse over and over and over. It’s helps me regain my strength and fortitude to keep going.

Here’s a couple of REALLY GOOD VERSES.

Proverbs 3:5-6New International Version (NIV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]

Psalm 56:3-4New International Version (NIV)

3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?

OK.. I am going to get off the couch now, watching the Tennis Channel, which I watch all the time, and take my dog Tilly for a walk. I am going to play tennis tomorrow for the first time in a week and pull myself out of my mini depression and get moving forward! I have the Washington State Open coming up this week. So, need to get some practice in! LOL!

God Bless,
Brian 🙂

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