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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 2/26/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Well my friends who have been following the trials & tribulations of pityful, pain in the***, pretencious, parranoid, painfully childish, portly, peckerwood Pete, I'm finally going to see the first surgeon this afternoon around 3:00est. I looked him up on the internet and he attended Brown medical school. Hopefully thats the higher learning institution in Providence R.I. and not some school in Hati or Hondurez! I'm very nervous to see what he has to say as the last doc said your neck is a ******* mess! I'll keep y'all posted tonight when ever I get home!
Luv Yuze Gize!!! Mucho Huggo's to all!!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


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   Posted 2/26/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Pete, good luck I am keeping my finges crossed for you. Can't cross the toes I get charley horses in my feet,lol. Makes me feel good you did research on this guy. I have a nasty bug, hot me like thunder yesterday morning, literally knocked my socks off. A little better today, terrible headache and body aches. My stomach is way too queasy to attempt any pain medication as it would surely come right back up.

When do you see your PCP to see about getting a different antidepressant. Yours for sure has lost its punch with you. Its happened to me before many times. I am currently on 40 mg of Celexa and its keeping things in check good for me. Hugs, Susie


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 2/26/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie,
Sorry about your (flue?) sure sounds like it! Do you get flue shots? I d religiously because the last time I had it about 10 years ago, I ended up in the hospital with what the called a "respitory eppisode." My wife took me in, I didn't want to go of course, because see said I was turning grey. Got there and the 1st thing they did was test my oxegen. Then said I wasn't getting any so I stayed in there for 2 weeks on antibiotics & breathing machines! No, me & the flue don't get along. But now I may still get it but w/ the flue shot, you have a running start to beat it. Thats my understanding anyway. Geeze, I hope you feel better soon!!!
Oh yes, the PCP is on my list of docs to see! I still haven't got the thyroid blood test results back yet! Yesterday, i went to my Urologist for my testosterone shot, today the surgeon and tomorrow the doc who did my hernia opp. last week so he can check the healing. I almost forgot about that as my neck hurts so bad, I don't even feel the 4" sewed & glued up gash in my gut! I'm shooting for early next week to see him for my yearly physical, get the results of my blood tests from my pre-opp exam and hopefully get my crazy pills changed!!
Now for the BIG kicker which I haven't told anyone yet except my wife and I waited untill I got back from my trip before telling her! My MRI foud this thing called aneurysmal dilation of distal abdominal aorta. It's the largest artery in the body which goes from your heart down through your gut and splits off to both your legs. From what I read on-line, if the thing blows, your dead, no more doctor problems! You're through dealing, done deal, gonzo!! So, that calls for another doc and more test!! Does it ever end? My wife was really proud of me for not telling her right away. What good would that have done, just another reason for me not to go away last weekend as if there weren't enough reasons already!! So, I've got bunches of orders to write and phone calls to return so I must go my dear! I'll write to you later!!
Huggy-wuggies!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 2/26/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Pete,
Glad to hear you're going to the doctor today.
Will have my ear to the ground awaiting your response.
Pamela

Susie:
Sorry you have the flu. And how!
Be Well,
Pamela

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/26/2009 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete; I am so sorry that your in so much pain hun. It is truly sad that we have to deal with these woes without hardly any support from our families (sorry feeling a little ticked off today...sis and I are fighting). I do hope that the doctor finds out what is wrong with your neck and it sounds like your getting a river of things going on that your having to deal with all at once. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that it all works out. Soft hugs.

Scarred

P.S. Susie: I am so sorry that you too are sick. *hands you warm blankets and hot soup for comfort and a big hug from Scarred.
What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P


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   Posted 2/26/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Pete,

First of all you are a friend of mine and I don't like the references you have made to one of my friends; pretencious, paranoid, childish....... no no that won't do. I think you are a terrific guy!!

I'm glad you are going to the doctor too. about the abdominal aortic aneurysm, about a million people have that and nothing goes wrong, but it has to be monitored by a physician and you are right, if it ruptures, you're in trouble, but get it checked out and your mind put at ease.

Write back soon and let us know what the results of your visit were. God's Blessings Pete, my friend.

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   Posted 2/26/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
I just signed on a few minutes ago and here it is 3pm and right when you're at the doctor's is about when I put you in the center of the hug circle!! I hope it help you - at least your mood - as much as it did me.

I was relieved to read Lindaloo's post about the aneurysm, and hope that you end up just needing to be monitored. But I think you need to begin to think about buillding fly rods (is that what they're called?) and dump those orders! Ok, that's just IMHO, but I think your wife had some good advice for you about the work issue.

I hope you post back later today about your results. I'll be thinking of you my friend!

PaLady
Funny, I just noticed the time on this says around 2pm, but it's really 3pm EST! Guess I've got something set wrong, but it's the right time for you!

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/26/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll be thinking of you Pete and crossing my fingers and toes (ouch there goes a muscle spasm) for a good outcome! I think, Pete that you need to look in the mirror and tell yourself that you love you for you. IMHO I don't like to see anyone call themselves or anyone calling my friends such horrible names. Believe in yourself and others will believe in you my dad always said...he used to tell me that you have to love yourself and be happy with what you are, emotionally before others can love you as well. I hope that no one else is calling you these names cause I would hate to think that someone else would be so horrible to a friend. I think that you are a very smart....wise....and great guy Pete and that comes from my heart!

Anyway I agree with Linda and do hope that you are ok. Soft hugsssss my friend.

Scarred
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   Posted 2/26/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete Lindaloo is right , my Mom had one of those gut deals and all they did was monitor hers to make sure it was not getting bigger in size. From what I understood with Mom they didn't feel it was big enough to do surgery on. I do know Mom never had a problem with it and most of the time she forgot all about it.

Oh yes, I got my flu shot, my pulmonary dr told me just flat out told me the flu could be fatal for me because of my bad lungs. I am on oxygen 24/7 have been for 2 yrs now. Hope the appt goes well. Let us know..Susie


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   Posted 2/26/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,

I hope all went well! Sending you big hugs & some prayers!
The news about the aneurysm is really terrifying! I hope all checks out on that front as well!

Skeye

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   Posted 2/26/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Pete...What's up? We are all waiting patiently to hear about your Dr. visit today...Did this surgeon have anything new or enlightening to tell you? Or was it just more of the same? Fingers are crossed...

But you gotta hurry up...my hands are getting cramps man..

Me
 
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   Posted 2/27/2009 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for all your kind words, it means so much to me to know that Y'all cares about me. Now for Dr. Chang, a very young cocky guy who was kind of a jerk, no surprise there, most of them are, but I took some deep breaths and maintained composure! He showed me what was wrong on my MRI which was pretty enlightening. From the base of my scull running down my spine is like a pipe w/ the cord inside. At the top there is plenty of space between my disks and cord but about 1/4 down my neck, the torn & ruptured disks are pushing right into my spinal cord on my left side. It's amazing, you can actually see my spinal cord being distorted by the disks and what he called spines smashing into it! Anyway, he said the only way to fix it is with a really big surgery which would put me out of commition for a long time w/ no guaranties! My other option is to go to physical theropy (traction) and take prednisone a steroid drug. I told him I would have to think about it. Now my wife Lisa, who works for a group of doctors who travel all over the country teaching wound healing with hypobaric chambers (not sure I spelled that right) is going to talk to some of the doc's and see what they think and try to get any suggestions on surgeons I can see. She is at a big meeting this weekend in Orlando and all the Docs from all around the country are there so hopefully she may have some luck. So thats it in a clam shell!
Thanks again for all your support!
Pete
PS> I'm so glad it's Friday, I don't think I could take another day of this place (work) w/ this nonstop pain, maybe a weekend of doing nothing will help??
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


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   Posted 2/27/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Pete,

SO sorry to hear your results!  I had 2 ruptured discs in the cervical spine with Spinal cord involvement.  I had lost feeling in both arms/hands with numbness in the pubic area.  At that point surgery was my only option, the 3rd disc ruptured while waiting for surgery?  I did try other alternatives but was told it was too late, as I was one head turn away from paralysis!  I did not want to do surgery.....that was 9 years ago, still finding new symptoms from the spinal cord damage that occured from the ruptures and waiting so long before surgery....the side effects from a triple fusion in the neck are many (any fusion) but sometimes the alternative is far worse. 

Do you have numbness?  When you say big surgery I assume fusion? Did he think PT or Cortisone would fix the spinal cord distortion? 

Geez, Pete I am so sorry......you are in my thoughts and prayers!!

edt 

 


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   Posted 2/27/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi edt,
Thanks for responding. Yes i do have numbness down my left arm and into my fingers. To tell you the truth, he did not describe the surgery to me and every time I started to ask him something, he would interupt me w/ something other than what I was asking. Not a good listener! I got the serious impression that
1) he didn't want to deal w/ me and was in a hurry to get to his next apt.
2) he didn't want to do this kind of surgery on me, he said "your neck is too big" what ever that has to do w/ it!
3) there were way to many other things wrong w/ me, he was very interested in my thyroid surgery on my neck, the hernia surgery I just had and everything else.
4) he was afraid of me & everything about me!
So lets see what the next doc says!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


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   Posted 2/27/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete I am not surprised what was found on your MRI because of the symptoms you are having. One thing good came out of that appt, you got a very good detailed explanantion of your MRI done in layman terms that we can understand. At least this guy did not try to talk over your head.
 
You are probably right the guy was probably afraid of you. If memory serves me correct you have already had one cervical surgery and each time they cut the odds of a good outcome get less. But, bear in mind you may have no real other choices here, just with another great neurosurgeon with a very good track record. The steroid is strictly for inflammation only, thats all it will do is get some of the inflammation down, its not a cure by a long shot. Traction may or may not work, could may you worse, for sure if not done correctly it will make you worse. You will not know on that unless you try it. The purpose I guess of the traction is to try and get some of the presure off of the nerve.
 
Well, thats all great the wife is going to try to help, but in the meatime get on the internet and do some more searching for another neurosurgeon. The sooner you get into some one else the better. 
 
I really thought we were going to have to send the dogs out looking for you because we were all expecting to hear something from you last night. You kept us hanging buddy.lol. In the meantime, now you know why you hurt so bad and lets see about getting you some good help.
 
Susie 


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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about leaving you hanging last night Susie! I was rung out by the time I got home and took care of the pets. Then had to call my wife & Mom. My wife told my Mom about my neck while I was away. She wasn't surprised though, she was there through all the crashes and hospital staays way back when! The pain doc (my doc's partner) told me to up my meds after seeing him last week and I'm not used to that increase yet. Knocks the crap out of me after getting up at 4:00am for work ans stressing all day in pain. You are right about the doc showing me the MRI. He said you are in The Elecrical feild, so think of it like wires running through a peice of conduit. Thats what it does look like. If there was a bend or kink in the pipe, it could hit or cut the wires, happens in the feild all the time w/ my dumb guys pulling wire through pipe! Then !!>> SHORT CIRCUIT<<!! I'm a walking short circuit!
Oh, by the way, I didn't have cervical surgery before but I have a pretty Itallian Bow Tie from my thyroid surgery! It's OK, I'm alowed to say that, my last name is Sansone and my Dad was Itallian! I think thats where I got all my emotions from! Thanks for writing Susie, you are the BEST!!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on an aircraft carrier heading for Hong Kong and the other on a Gator Freighter stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
OH Pete, so sorry, I missed posting for ya, I took Thursday off from everything as I needed a good rest!
I sure hope your wife can get you i to see those doctors if not, Maybe think about going to the Cleveland Clinic,
It's supposed to be a world class gin join too (hehehe)...
Hang in there as well says prayers for you...
Lots of soft HUGZ......
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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Lordy, Lordy, Pete, I must be having a Dilaudud moment. I took two not long ago trying to get this aching body and back calmed down. Its so weird my back had been feeling great every since my meds got all changed up in my pump, but when this bug or whatever hit me, my back hut so bad I felt like it was broke in half. I am not a cryer at all, I cried I hurt so bad.
 
Well, my friend the search is going to be on for another neuro opinion. I sure hope you will stick with the neurosurgeon for any surgery, those guys are the best. They have much more knowledge and training dealing with the nerves over an orthopod. Always saw much better results with a neuro and less recovery time, better surgery outcome all the way around.
 
Now that you know whats going on with this neck might be a good time to sit down and priortize your medical needs before giving the company the big royal flush. lol
 
Take big deep breaths and don't let those idiots get the best of you at work. They are just not worth it. You know I worked for a law firm 18 yrs, I had a wonderful boss. He got dx'd with colon cancer, had the surgery everything went great. My boss was a severe diabetic that did not keep it under control. We had gone thru a big dovorce with the other partners and they all left, best thing that could have ever happened, they leeached off my boss' name and money. So, that left us w/o a trial lawyer and we eventutally found one in west Texas. He was a natural in the courtroom. Everything is going along great, then my boss had a sore on his foot that he told no one about and he had gangrene set in. They had to remove his leg to right above the knee. At that time he decided to hang up his law practice and work his cattle. He gave the our trial lawyer a golden egg. He got the practice paid my boss a % and even sold the building to him. Cancer returned and my old boss died. Very sad time in my life as I had also just lost my Dad and these were two important men in my life, poof gone. It got real squirrely at the office tons of problems I will not go into. But let me tell you what I did. Emotionally I was a wreck from the death of my Dad, he had spent 6 months of his last 12 months in a hospital so that tells you something, I was having terrific problems with my neck and back and doing trigger point injections every two weeks just to keep working, did that for years, along with shots of Decadron IM that nearly killed me. I quit my job Pete, I was done, I was a cooked Louie, stick a fork in me I am done. The smartest thing I ever did in my life was quit that job and I wish I would have quit the day my boss retired, but I really thought I needed to be there, I was so stupid. The moral of this story is; stick it out long enough to get your major medical needs met, then high tail it out of there. You will be totally amazed at how much better you will feel getting out from under all that stress. I could not believe the difference in me, my dr said why do you think I have been harping at you for so long to quit, the place was killing you. Don't ever let a job put you in that situation, its just not worth it my friend......Susie


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   Posted 2/27/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
I'm so sorry that you're learning about yet more problems. Sometimes I think once our bodies start downhill, the stress levels and resulting inflammation just make the slide steeper and steeper. More and more stuff goes wrong and we can't seem to climb out of it. So we gotta deal with where we are and try to stop the downslide.

I think Susie's giving you lots of good advice. I didn't know your wife had such good medical connections; that never hurts! One thing - please don't let a chiropractor touch you! If you do decide to do traction, interview some physical therapists and find one who specializes in necks and is very gentle and moves slowly. A bad one can make things worse, but maybe a good one can help relieve some of the symptoms.

I'm sending you huge hugs!!

((((((((((((((PETE))))))))))))))))))

PaLady

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   Posted 2/27/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry everyone! At crazyworld work today the day before the boss comes back from a weeks vacation. It's nuts in here and I don't have much time to write Y'all to say THANKS!!! for everything. I want to get the hell out of here ASAP so I can try to relax my big ol broken body this weekend!
Thanks to all my friends> you know who you are!
Luv yuze gize!!!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


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   Posted 2/27/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Pete,

I'm thinking its time for you to EXIT stage left your job, geez you need to take care of YOU!  You only get one spine and believe me, employers don't really care how you are feeling just about getting the job done. Please promise all of us you will get to another Neurosurgeon ASAP!  Don't take your last Dr. too personal, when they don't know for sure they can fix someone they get nervous!!

Keep us posted!!

edt


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   Posted 2/27/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGZ}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
for you Pete...
Lots of good luck on getting a second opinion and my thoughts and prayers are with you,
Try to take it easy at work next week...
More {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGZ}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
keep us posted when you can.......
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   Posted 2/28/2009 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete hope your wife gets some good referral's and recommendations from the Doc`s.Now I just want to second what edt. has said.If you keep on working like you do your body is just going to give out on you.Think of all of the things that you can`t do right now then think about how much worse it is going to get if you keep on pushing that body of yours.Please think about taking care of yourself.
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   Posted 2/28/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, I know y'all are right about my work killing me and I promiss I'll think really hard about it over the next couple weeks. Now I have something else to show for all my hard work. Last night when I got home I had a strange pain down on my belly. I felt it and it was warm and soft. OH NO! I have another hernia right above my belly button!! What the Hell?? It's big & round & about 5 times larger than the one I had fixed and it hurts, the first one didn't! I thought that the surgeon covered that area w/ mesh!! Obviously not. I'm so pissed now I'm going to have to get this one fixed and he'll probably charge me for another surgery!! I'm going to call his emergency phone as soon as I get off line. I know I have to calm down or I might start yelling at him. It's just very frustrating. I'll keep you updated.
DagNabit!!!
Your big busted belly friend,
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


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   Posted 2/28/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Well the Doc on call for my surgeon's office told me if I was worried about this thing growing on my belly, to go to the emrgency room. He wouldn't tell me what he thought it was w/o looking at it. So I guess I'll wait till Monday and call the office again, maybe he'll make time to see me. It, {this bubble on my belly} has continued to grow through out the day. I don't think it's a hernia anymore, I think this area filled with liquid for some reason. Maybe I moved the mesh by accidend and it cause a flair up which produced this fluid. I'm hoping thats all it is. Don't anyone worry about me. It will be fine I'm sure. I'm just blowing off steam as usual. It's just not everyday I get a water balloon growing out of my already way to big gut! Hope everyone is OK and feeling good today. It scares me when I don't see any friends posting. Makes me think y'all are hurting bad. I'm sending out some big fat sloppy Florida Hugs to all Y'all!!
God bless and be well,
Pete


56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 

Post Edited (Pete's trips) : 3/1/2009 8:03:20 AM (GMT-7)

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