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Tim G
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   Posted 5/20/2008 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hamilton Jordan, Chief of Staff for President Jimmy Carter, died of cancer today at age 63. He had prostate cancer, which was surgically removed, but died of another type of cancer.
 
Here are 10 tips for cancer patients from his book, No Such Thing as a Bad Day.  It is good stuff to remember for all of us.
 
 

Tip No. 1: Be an active partner in the medical decisions that are made about your life.

 

Tip No. 2: Seek and know the truth about your illness, and prognosis.

 

Tip No. 3: Get a second opinion. 

 

Tip No. 4: Determine upfront how broad or narrow your physician's experience is

 

Tip No. 5: If you have a poor prognosis, or a rare form of cancer, try to get to a center of excellence.

 

Tip No. 6: Do not allow your caregivers to project their values, goals, and expectations onto you.

 

Tip No. 7: Understand the economics of cancer care

 

Tip No. 8: Ultimately, find a doctor that you trust and believe in.

 

Tip No. 9: Treat your mind as well as your body.

 

Tip No. 10: Your attitude and beliefs are your most powerful weapon against cancer.

 
 


Gary H
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   Posted 5/21/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Good post Tim thanks. I really like number 10.

Gary
 Age 48
 PSA 46 Oct (07)
 Gleason 3+4=7
 Biopsi 11 of 12 pos.
 DaVinci Jan 08 Dr W. Johnston
 Evanston Northwestern Illinois
 Post Op  PSA .7
 Started Lupron April 1st
 Radiation June (08)?????


Lungman
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   Posted 5/21/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Great post Tim, #9 has significant meaning to me, as initially I really let this thing get me down. Both of my parents died with cancer, and I felt like this was the beginning of the end, but with the help from my loving wife and son, I now realize that that is not the case, this is simply the beginning of the rest of my life, and not a day goes by that I am not thankful to be here and cancer free.
46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix


smilingoldcoot
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   Posted 5/21/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Tim

Very Good!!

Might I add item 11?   -- 11.  Stay on Healingwell Forum and accept the support that your fellow cancer mates have  to offer

Richard yeah tongue yeah


Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
5/2/2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to start 5/16/2008 for approx 4 weeks with Proton to follow for approx 4 weeks
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM
 


Tim G
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   Posted 5/21/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
smilingoldcoot said...

Tim

Very Good!!

Might I add item 11?   -- 11.  Stay on Healingwell Forum and accept the support that your fellow cancer mates have  to offer

Richard yeah tongue yeah

 
I agree wholeheartedly, Richard.  This forum can be a great help  to those with prostate cancer.  Support is invaluable and lets us know we are not alone in this. This forum is a gold mine of experience and strength.

bluebird
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   Posted 5/24/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Tim ~ Thank you for letting us know about his passing and his book.

I'll be placing it on our thread titled:

BOOKS... Recommended by Forum Members

"No Such Thing as a Bad Day": A Memoir

by Hamilton Jordan

 

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Look inside this book

 

 

 

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