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Re: Cooper's gland function

Steve: I have heard of several not ever having Cowper's gland function even before cancer. Not a topic often discussed like so many things connected with our "dilemma". Interesting that we don't know very much about our own inner workings till it is taken away from us. Then we become painfully aware. I use the old song line that says "You don't know what you've got till it's gone." Very true! It seems these very personal bodily functions are viewed as something we don't talk about but when they are gone, we realize how much we enjoyed having them and we are almost made to feel ashamed of mourning their loss. That is not right and just adds to the tragedy of this dammed disease. Treatment and the results of it are always worse than the disease - unless of course the disease kills you, which it very well might if left untreated! This all sucks of course - as we all know, which is why this site is so valuable in keeping us all on track in trying to keep a positive attitude in spite of the cards we have been dealt.

As I say so often, Hang in there guys. We are all in this together. Best to all! Jon.