@Lauren Of Emerald City posted:
@Nick10136 There are a lot of people on the J-Pouch Forum that do not know what respect is but I choose to ignore it and keep speaking my truth. Having the possibility of prostate cancer can change your life, especially you being 74 years old. I would much rather you deal with biopsy side effects rather than the possibility of having cancer. I think you should go ahead and get total confirmation. Maybe you were meant to have that test done so you could get it checked out.
You definitely do not want to have to wonder" what if". Having total confirmation can go a long way. I urge you to get the biopsy but it is entirely your choice. I hope you choose well.
By the way, a lot of people have had problems/ cancer without any warnings/symptoms. It is possible. I know biospies stink but its worth it!
Sending lots of light you way
(Apologies to the OP for this off-topic message)
Lauren, your lived experience will be treated with the utmost respect here by virtually everyone. The support you express for other members is similarly something to be held in high regard. OTOH if you express made-up medical ideas and then frame them as strongly-worded advice, those ideas should be exposed as problematic, and sometimes directly harmful, even when they are well-intentioned. A proper response to such a challenge would be to either learn more about the issue or at least reconsider the idea. Simply declaring it more loudly doesn’t make it any more reasonable.