Ask the surgeon the hardest questions you can. How many patients have sued you? How many patients of yours have suffered bad effects from surgery and can I talk to a few of them? If he gets threatened, move on.
Post-surgery, erectile dysfunction happened to me and it was a problem. My wife and I took a break for about 8 months. It seemed like forever, and no need to be shy about the blue pill to get started again.
After surgery, walk and exercise as much as you can to get your strength back.
Talk to your wife or partner about your fears and problems in a real and honest way. If they can't hear you, find someone else to talk to (it's my brother for me sometimes).
Enjoy it when normal functionality comes back; enjoy it a lot!
I am staying thinner and exercising more and doing it by walking and talking and eating at healthier restaurants with my kids and brother. It's healthier for us all.
There is a 10 step guide to selecting treatments that helped us choose the right one for my mom. http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/finding/treatment-trial-guide
This is a place to search the National Cancer Institute's database clinical trials. We didn't find a trial for my Mom, but there are breast cancer trials in it (and many others). You can search by cancer type, geography, drug, treatment type and more. http://www.cancer.gov/search/ResultsClinicalTrials.aspx?protocolsearchi…
Scientists now believe that by exercising regularly, and sometimes strenuously, we can extend our lives not two years, as previously thought, but six to nine years. And improve the quality of those lives. http://longevity.about.com/od/lifelongfitness/tp/exercise_longevity_lif…
Stay focused on learning as much about available treatment options and don't leave it up to just one doc. If a suitable bone marrow or stem cell transplant donor is not available, then learn about an experimental treatment using high-dose cyclophosphamide being offered at Johns Hopkins. Stay positive and be your own best advocate!
To keep track of your documents, gather together a series of binders that are organized by physician or stage of treatment and be religious about putting your papers inside. When visiting a doctor's office ask for copies of everything - when you get home be diligent about putting them in your binders. Being organized pays off many times over!
I first realized something was wrong when I could no longer play with my kids due to lack of energy. At first I thought I might be pregnant because the symptoms were the same for me. I was tired and thirsty all the time. I took a pregnancy test and found that I wasn’t pregnant, then I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
When I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes I was floored by the news and thought that the world was falling down around me. I quickly learned how to control my blood sugar by eating the right way. I eat six times a day and I have to tell you, I was over weight before getting diabetes, but not anymore.
Getting diabetes sucks, but you learn a great deal about your body. I started eating 6 very small meals a day and checking my sugar afterwards. My sugar never went over 120 and I was losing weight. I can control my diabetes with diet, and if you stick with it you can even get rid of the diabetes, or so I have been told.
My doctor is very proud that I am able to keep my blood sugar under control with diet and exercise, and I feel better, too. Here is a link that may be helpful in planning your menus, it helped me tremendously! http://www.dlife.com/dLife/do/ShowContent/food_and_nutrition/menu_plann…
Do not freak out when you get the news. Getting type 2 diabetes is not the end of the world, in fact it could very well be the beginning of a great life. That’s not to say I wish diabetes on anyone, but once you start taking care of yourself, you become a brand new person and type 2 diabetes is totally controllable.
I hope that you look at this as an opportunity instead of getting depressed about getting such shocking news. You could very well come out healthier than you went in!!
Alzheimer's is a progressive and fatal brain disease, the most common form of dementia, and has no current cure. I found great info and support at http://www.alz.org.
If diabetes is present in either side of your family you should be tested for diabetes yourself. Also, if you keep having any of the symptoms listed at http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/symptoms/ a diabetes test is definitely in order.
Sometimes you may think you have one medical issue when in reality the symptom could be a symptom of diabetes. Frequent urination is a good example of this. I thought I had an overactive bladder. When I went for my checkup they did a blood workup and it came back that I have diabetes.