I discovered something the otherday that I didn't know about
our Forum which will slightly change the way I post here in the future! As some of you know, I now live with my wife 4 hours away from where I had lived for the past 24 years. Part of the relocating proccess includes finding new doctors so that hopefully soon, I will not have to make the trip south once a month and spend a whole day driving around to see all my dr's in one day. So while Googling and looking for a new doc, I used the word hypogonadism, which is one of my medical problems. To my surprise, up pops my post from healing well!! Google had picked up the word from my signiture at the bottom of my post where it says Hypogonadizm!! Now don't get me wrong, I know that this is a public Forum and anyone can come here and read what we say but I think sometimes we don't realize exactly how out in the
open we place ourselves while posting about
our personal lives. I have always had my email listed behind my name for any member to see and write me if they needed to. I have since taken it off there as it contains my last name and could set me up for some big problems with my social security disability clain if they (the SSD people) did some research and found my posts about
my driving to new England and putting electric in my new barn! I admit that I am doing these things which I shouldn't be doing and writing about
them here in our forum where people know me and know that I push myself way too hard and that body suffers unnessasary pain levels for doing so!! They could easilly put 2 + 2 together and my claim would go right out the window! I honestly don't believe I am in anyway taking advantage of the system by applying for SSD as I have worked in pain for way too many years and my doctors agree with me but I can't change who I am or how I live my life so much that it's not worth living anymore! I have cut way back on the things I do since I left my job and I'm much healthier for it but by no means am I back to the person I was before CP and the rest of my health issues!!!!
OK, sorry for blabbing on and on! I just thought if there were any of you out there who are almost as ignorant as I, you may want to change the way you post to forums online!! Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our thoughts and begin posting very personal things because we truely want to help each other but just remember that ""Big Brother is watching You!""
Love and prayers to All Y'all!!!
Your Friend & Brother,
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, Joseph is serving on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis but is currently in advance radar school in Va. Bch. Va. and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" somewhere in the Persian Gulf w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops!