Hello all my good friends,
As you may or may not have noticed, I haven't been around for a few days until today. I was up in the country with my son Pete Jr. who is home on leave from the Navy. It's been the best medicine ever having time with him. I have stopped wearing my neck brace 24/7 and only wear it part of the day and not at night. My neck still hurts inside around my spine but I guess thats normal. As far as the symtoms I was having which led me to have the surgery, they are gone!!! The shoulder, arm, chest pains have totally stopped and I am thrilled with the outcome so far! Of course we never know what the future holds but so far so good! As I posted after the surgery, my other problems (pains) have intensified tenfold since the 9's & 10's from my neck problems have faded. So you will not get rid of me that easy! You will be stuck with me through at least 9 or 10 more hot spots in this old beat up body of mine! But I think I'm on the right track! I have my 2 week follow up w/ my surgeon tomorrow and will let Y'all know what he says. I'm planning on going back to work soon as I've used up all my vacation time for recuping! All for now, I'll catch all of Y'all later!
Your Good Ole Boy Friend from S.Fla.
PS> Pete and I lived through a great fishing trip in beutiful weather unfortunatly, the fish don't seem to bite when it's a BlueBird Sky 80 degree day but we had a blast anyway!
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!