I am truely overwelmed by all of your caring posts! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!! I'm sorry I didn't get back to y'all sooner! Yesterday when I got home, I checked the forum very quickly and should have posted but my neck and shoulder were hurting so I went and took a very long hot ungreen shower then got in bed w/ my heating pad to try and get the dadgum spazm or whatever it was under control! I was very tired from the days stress and because I didn't sleep well Sunday night after my Spouse left>( I never do! ) so I fell asleep. The next thing I knew, my phone was ringing and I had been sleeping for an hour. It was my wife calling to say good night. She said are you getting up? and I replied, why bother now? I think I'll just skip dinner which I did and fell back to sleep only to wake at 11:00pm. I took my night meds which I normally take at 9:00pm and was wide awake of course till who knows when. I cat napped off and on untill 4:00am and got up fairly refreshed but even better, My neck din't hurt nearly as bad as the night before! YIPPEE!! No damage was done, I'm sure! It was probably a muscle strain or spazm which was taken care of by the Heat & Flexaril the night before! So off to work it was, got there around my normal 6:00am and went to see the boss man about getting Monday & Tuesday off to go see Pete Jr. in Virginia. It was just as bad as I thought it would be! He started about how no one else other than our company out there (in our feild) is working and we should be so thankful we still have our jobs and everyone is taking advantage of him! Even the Foremen who are working 3 - 20 hour days a week in the feild who are not getting overtime, just straight time! Yes, I know it's against the law but these poor guys are afraid that if they say anything, they will lose their jobs! He told me ths first guy who complains is getting fired> real nice guy! Then he went on to say I couldn't go unless the project managers said it was OK to get John, the guy who took my place last time, to leave their jobs in the field and come into the office and cover my stuff. He said every time I leave everything gets messed up but used different words, use your imagination! (job security???) Well it turned out to be a very busy crazy day and I forgot about asking the PA's about John untill late afternoon! So I called John and his Foreman Rich and asked them. They said the boss had already called John and told him he was working in the office Monday & Tuesday because I would be out. I then e-mailed the boss who was out of the office all day to tell him. Right away I got a nasty e-mail back saying I needed to ask the PA's not the foreman. He was just being a bully trying to worry me not knowing that I knew John was going to take my place anyway! So I e-mailed Nick & Jerry (John's PA's) and cc'ed the boss stating that I needed their permission to go see my son off to the middle east to protect their ***E$!!! punched out and left!!! So if he gives me crap about it in the AM, I'm out of there! This is the final straw! I didn't want to miss work with my surgery! I took phone calls every day trying to help him while I was out and I even came back to work early! Enough is Enough! If I was a bad person, I would pretend hurt myself at work and make him and his company pay but I'm not nor ever was I that kind of person even with people like him! I know nice guys finish last, I've been there all my life but someday people like him will get theirs! Geeze, I'm sorry about the novel, I should be answering others posts instead of waisting my time talking about this crap! SORRY! But I forgot one thing, this genius turned off my internet access today! So I couldn't read or answer your posts even on my breaks or lunch which I don't get anyway! Now I can't pull up vendors or manufacturers for product info, which is a big part of my job! We'll have to wait for it to come from the suppliers! He's a real class act! It's going to make my job easier but he will not be loosing $$$ from his employees surfing the net at work which is what he thinks everyone is doing all day but isn't true!! He'll loose a whole lot more!! God bless and help the feableminded! Ok, I'm done now> Again, thanks so much for all your posts, I don't know what I did before I had all of Y'all!!!
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 once a month. 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 Singapor and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. to be deployed to the Middle East in early May. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops!