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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/13/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
This has been a long hard week for me but the weekend is finally here! I came home from work and just crashed, out like a light untill 7:00pm when my wife called and woke me from a deep REM sleep. Confused at first, I tried to get my self together as she was asking me what my plans were for the weekend. I told her that I just couldn't drive up to see her 4 hours away and then drive back Sunday, it would kill me and start off next week way behind on some much needed rest. She understood and told me she had way too many things to do up there still playing catch up from all the time she spent down here with me over the past couple of weeks. I told her I understood and hopefully we will somehow be together next weekend. Then the usual sadness, lonelyness and depression started to set in. NO!! Not this time! I'm not going to let it happen again dam it! I descided to come check up on my HWCP family and all the posts I haven't read lately because the little time I have when not working, sleeping or cleaning up after my sloppy self and doing laundry I've been writing about myself. Well, reading about Y'all made me realize how lucky I am! I'm not in such awful pain that I can't work or drive myself there. I still have a job and am making enough $$ to survive. I'm still married to a wonderful women who love and cares for me. I don't owe anyone any $$ and I still have some (not much) in the bank. I have two wonderful boys who beat the odds and are turning out to be great young men serving their country, something I never did. My 82 year old Mom is still with me and lives close by and is still fairly healthy and I can see her and help her often. I am one LUCKY S>O>Great women!! I almost wrote "B" but then thought, my Mom is no "B"!!! I cry and complain often and don't thank God enough for what I have. What a Dope w/ a capital "D"!!! I'm working on fixing all my health problems and still have fairly descent insurance. This was a New Years resolution / promiss I made to my family, to take better care of myself and stop crying about everything that hurts and do something about them and I am trying to do just that! And last but by no means least, I am lucky to have my WHCP family who is always here for me! You folks are the best! I have no where to go and nobody who wants to hear about my health problems. When I tell a friend or co-worker I end up in a pissing contest because they always have a pain or problem that is worse than mine but they are real men or women who can handle thier pain w/ out making a big deal about it! I know y'all know exactly what I'm talking about there!! But this place is like an Owassis in the dessert. Y'all get it and are so compassionet and understanding it just blows my mind and I am SO LUCKY to have You!!!! Thank You from the bottom of my Lucky heart!
Your Brother, Son, Father and Good Friend,
Lucky 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! 


PAlady
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   Posted 3/13/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
You're most welcome! You have brought much to us, too!

PaLady

Tirzah
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   Posted 3/13/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
What a great post. You are such an encouraging person. We all have some good things in our lives for which to be thankful. I will make more of an effort to remember mine as well.

hugs,
Wild Frances

fatherjohn
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   Posted 3/13/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete, you might think of yourself as a big dope with a capital D but you are our friend and fellow CPer. Your wife is luky to have a man like you and you are lucky to have a woman like her. You have so much to thank God for. Your boys serving their country. Thats big these days when so many go off on tangents trying to find themselves. My son is in Army Boot camp and has orders for Iraq. We can't tell the people in our lives enough that we love them. I write my son almost daily and tell him that I'm proud of him and that I love him. Aren't we lucky people? Thanks for being you Pete. You are great!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah

Chartreux
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   Posted 3/13/2009 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete, it's nice to read your posts as they are encouraging, and wanted to says Thanks..
It sure helps having you and the others care, I sure hope you can get back to sleep and
at least catch up on some ZZZZZZZZZ's .
Take care...
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your friend Chart.......
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fatherjohn
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   Posted 3/14/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Just checking in to see how Pete is today. Pete are you there. I woke up this morning to more of the Oregon Sunshine Rain). If you have a little extra sunshine do mind sharing it? I was just invited to Pensecola FL in April. I am not sure that I can make it cause it is the same time my oldest graduates Boot Camp in KY. If possible I would head to FL and then to KY but don't think the dates will allow. Anyway how was you day. Hope you were blessed beyond belief and that you feeling grrrrrreat.

skeye
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   Posted 3/14/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete, we are lucky to have you as a part of this forum as well! You contribute much more than you realize or give yourself credit for! HWCP wouldn't be the same without you and your support! Hope you are doing well today!

Your good friend,
Skeye

skrape
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 3/14/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
You know a lot of times lately I find myself borderline obsessing with the CP I deal with. Pete, you just listed a bunch of things that you don't have to deal with that I do. The $$$ thing, the work thing (I am able to work but not at the pace I would like!) but there are so many things that I do have that I am not thankful enough for. My wife is the best woman I could ever hope to meet in a thousand years and the best thing is that I was actually able to get her to marry ME of all people! My kids are awesome, my mother is disabled but she is managing better than I am, I have a roof over my head, food on the table and those light bulbs are still giving off light enough to read by! And hey, I even have books to make use of those nifty light bulb thingers!

Last but definitely not least, I have all of you wonderful people to give me inspiration and hope. This post was exactly what I needed right when I needed it. Sometimes we all need to have things put into perspective once in a while, especially when we at HW can become so fixated on what is going on inside us, physically. A wake up call is nice to receive every once in a while to make us look up and around and make sure that we realize what wonderful people we have in our lives. Whether they be online or not, I hope that everyone out there and all of their friends and loved ones are doing well! ;-) I wish you all the best.

Thanks again Pete, you are a wonderful person and an unreplaceable asset to this HW family.


Skrape
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straydog
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   Posted 3/15/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
 
What an excellent post. Your timing could not have been better either for many of us here. Pete you are not a big dope, you put it in the post I know. But, you know what Pete none of us are perfect, there is only one perfect person. If you were a big dope you would not have the ability to have written the post you just did. We must learn by our mistakes and you have. We all make mistakes, its when we don't learn from them and keep making the same ones over and over that we really have a problem. You did some soul searching on how to improve your health, and you are doing it, you are smart enough to realize what you need to be thankful for and are. You are learning to deal with the separation issues of being away from your wife due to your arrangement the two of you have going on right now. I think you are much smarter than you give yourself credit for. Stop putting yourself down, you are much smarter than this. Work on getting that self esteem back, you lost some of it somewhere along the line. I imagine alot of it has been due to your illnesses. Get it back man, you deserve it again. Not preaching to ya either.
 
Any news on the TENS UNIT? Did you check out the pawn shop by your work. If not slip in there and see if its there. Have a good weekend. Oh, did you get to hang out with your buddy?...Susie 


Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 3/15/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Golly Gosh by Gimminy! Y'all are just too nice! We are all blessed and LUCKY to have each other! It's so hard dealing with this curse we have but 100 times harder by ourselves as we all know very well! God bless the man, {I forget his name} who started Healing Well! I'll bet he never could imagine how much good he was going to do for so many people when he started it! This place saved my sanity and quite possibly my life back after my P.C. surgery when I developed Hypogonasim! If it were not for a few good souls on the P.C. Forum who helped me find myself and healed me in so many ways, I wouldn't be the Pete you've all gotten to know. Thats why it's giving back rtime! I don't post in the P.C. forum much any more but have moved over here as I need Y'all as much as you need me! The P.C. forum has changed alot from a couple years ago. It used to be alot like this one but it has grown to ten times the size it was. There is plenty of help there and so many newly diognost guys and their mates posting there. I'm long forgotten by most but a few good friend I keep in contact with. This is my home now! I need to change the stuff written below my name but am waiting untill after my surgery for that! Thanks again for all the nice things Y'all said about me. It makes me smile big time! I had a good weekend except this afternoon I descided to go get my eyes checked and get some new driving glasses. This place had a two pairs for $78.00 sale. I went and had my eyes tested and they are not too bad, just reading and distances while driving give me a problem. But the Doc shocked me when he said I have cateracs! He said you are to young for those, do you spend alot of time outside? I guess all those years of lifeguarding and fishing w/o sunglasses when I was young caught up to me. He said no worrys yet but I should get them checked yearly!
Well everyone, I have to go outside now and watch the shuttle go up. I'ts a clear day here and I should get a good show even though I'm about 160 miles south. It goes up at 7:43pm, I wish it went an hour later, night blast offs are the best! I'll hopefully be back later!
Love Y'all! Super Big Hugs to ALL!!
Pete
PS> no tens yet and Susie, I'm working on my esteem. That dam p.c. & hypogonadizm really put a hurting on my manhood stuff but thats a whole other story!
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! 


PAlady
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   Posted 3/15/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Thanks for reminding me about the launch! I just went over and caught the last part of it. Night launches look awesome!

PaLady
p.s. I believe the man who started HW is Peter Waite, and he's the administrator. I also beiieve he has a chronic health condition himself. I think there's a link to an article about him on the home page.

Chartreux
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   Posted 3/15/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe Pete, I was hopeing you had your Tens unit back!
Sorri that you don't...Hope you have a better day at work this week.......
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, Enlarged Pituitary Gland
******** "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world" from Helen Keller *********

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skeye
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   Posted 3/15/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about the cataracts Pete! Just one more thing you don't need! But at least you've caught them early, so now you can try to stay on top of them!

I'm so jealous that you can watch the shuttle launch from your own home! It must be an amazing site! I have always been quite fascinated by space (in fact I am quite a huge sci-fi, and esp Star Trek nerd) & NASA. I think that if I didn't want go into medicine, I'd want to work in the space industry or the ocean (that's the other thing that fascinates me: interestingly enough, we actually know more about space than we do about our own ocean!). Too bad I hate (and barely survived) physics with a passion! A good solid background in physics is only 'just slightly' necessary to work in the space industry. Look out, Skeye's going to build you a space shuttle that can only operate at 0G's. Uh-oh, 'Houston we have a problem,' take-off is a no go! turn

Skeye

Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 3/16/2009 3:56 AM (GMT -7)   
The launch was an awsom sight! Right at dusk and the exsausst cloud turnd colors from the sunset. They are always something else but last night was special!
Skeye, I'm ready!
Thanks PA, I think I'll write him.
Susie, I'm going to check the pawn shop today!
Skrape, I might have under stated my $$$ worries a little. I've lost so much w/ this ecomomy, I don't think I'll ever retire!
Big Hugs,
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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