I have the best Christmas present of all this year, My two sailors are home on leave. Joe, my oldest is stationed in Bremerton, Washington and Pete Jr. in Norfolk, Va. They are both going on deployment in 09, Joe around the Paciffic rim showing the world our nation's power and Pete Jr. to Afganistan, Iraq, Africa, & the Mediteranian. They will be gone for 8 - 10 months so to have them here now is a true blessing! I have been tirelesly working to make thier leave a nice one. I asked for the time off but my Boss said I'd at least have to work the mornings this week which leaves little time for everything else. Like most Sailors, they have been up late partying at home with friends and Mom and since I get up at 4:00am there has been little sleep. On the pain front, it's getting really bad. I'm trying very hard to push through it but it is getting the better of me this time. I don't want to wreck Christmas for everyone so I'm trying to keep my mouth shut, my wife of 28 years hates to hear about my pains. I have to cook Christmas Eve traditional Itallian fish dinner tonight for everyone and my Mom then dinner on Christmas day. I'm just praying for the strength to make it through this holliday season. I have to just do it! I'm sure so many of you know exactly what I mean!
God bless all of you and Happy Hollidays to All Y'all!
55 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 (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye) 55 and still alive 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 a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!!