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IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 8/31/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Dear Friends,
 
Two items of a little news:
 
1) Now a "regular guy" - no longer a moderator
2) Update on biofeedback therapy
 
1.  A Regular Guy. 
 
After seeing how well our current crop of moderators are doing, I decided three weeks ago to ask Mr. Waite for a personal reprieve.  I have also been so incredibly busy with my new job taken in May that I've needed to work six days a week for the last three weeks.  I know there are no good excuses, but I am now a "regular" forum member. 
 
A big thanks to the wonderful moderators we have today!!!
 
2.  Biofeedback Therapy. 
 
This Wednesday (8/3/2008) I will be eight weeks (probably the last week) into biofeedback therapy for the remaining urinary incontinence.  Prior to the therapy, being post-op 10 months, I was doing fairly well, but still had some urgency issues and a few accidents.  My surgeon recommended physical therapy.   My physical therapist is super and she has really helped me make good progress!  The accidents are gone and the urgency is greatly reduced!  I found that I had been doing the Kegels incorrectly and that there are proper steps from doing Kegels lying down, to sitting, then finally to standing.  It seems most of the books tell you to do them incorrectly. I'm going to continue with the therapy after I stop seeing the therapist. 
 
I look forward to going to the therapist this week and seeing better results on the computer screen for my most recent exercise routine.  Physical therapy and biofeedback measurements for urinary incontinence are not for everyone and won't work for everyone, but the system has certainly helped me.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
 
Finally, I wish all of you the best and I am so heartened by those who continue to show courage under great challenges.
 
Please accept my best hopes and prayers for each one of you as we continue on our journey and support each other in this great forum.
 
Kind regards,

Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho")

 

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  09/11/2007  <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

3rd PSA  03/17/2008  <0.04

4th PSA  06/17/2008  <0.04

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 8/31/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barry,
First, here's wishing you a good luck on your biofeedback. I am hoping you get this under satisfactory control. I am also lending a prayer to you and your family as well. Thank you, Barry! For being here when you can.

Your service as a moderator was a great gift to us all. Prostate Cancer is a terrible disease that does not get the right attention on its affects on our quality of life and don't even consider the fact that it can prove deadly. You were a fantastic moderator, and you are a great friend. Being a moderator here is like Kelly said, being a home owners association president. It is impossible to do more than adhere to the rules of the forum. And some of the rules are not acceptable to ALL of the membership. The fact is we need moderators and Chayna and Harold are doing a great job. I moderated here for a quite a bit and I know it is real work.

God Bless you my friend,

And peace as you move on...

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
Visit my Journey at:
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 8/31/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Barry,

Thanks for all you have done for us here at HW. You common sense approach to problems lends a note of sanity here. Please stay around and keep us wild ducks in line...

Jim
Age 74. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 7/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/28/09
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08.  Surgery on 6/25/08  T1N1M0 - Stage IIA  Start chemo in September 08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 8/31/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Tony and Jim,

Your kind responses mean a lot to me yeah

I have made friendships here that I am certain will be everlasting.  I will work to continue to be here to support the good people at HealingWell and my friends in my local community.

Like Tony always says, "Stay Positive!" tongue

Barry

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