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DJBearGuy
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   Posted 3/15/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
This article is focussed on people who play online games with others, then die. The community is starting to realize that they need a way to let the online community know if the player has passed on. Seems like a useful concept, and that we forum members could take advantage.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jiu-alLQq32WWkZ74bwFRy1y2eTwD96TUNCO0

Deaths of gamers leave their online lives in limbo

By PETER SVENSSON – 21 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jerald Spangenberg collapsed and died in the middle of a quest in an online game, his daughter embarked on a quest of her own: to let her father's gaming friends know that he hadn't just decided to desert them.....
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/16/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   

I have a calendar reminder for this Wednesday to remind me to say a little something again about an on-line virtual friend's death two years ago..

Virtual or not - you see someone on line for 10+ years and then one day they're gone, you can't help but be sad.

 


Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 3/16/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Somewhere, somehow we need to leave a list of online logins and passwords for our loved ones to use to reply to e-mail, cancel subscriptions, deactivate online accounts, transfer stock accounts and other money insturments and notify online friends of untimely deaths. In the past year, two of my close personal friends, who were very active online have died suddenly and it has been a living nightmare for the family members to do those few things above. Both of them kept all of their information in their heads or never told anyone where any information was written down. It has just been another family tragedy that should not have to be.
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa, but stable
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c / post-op 3+4  7  stage t2c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Catheter removed 1-15-09
Pathology Report says it's gone!
First Post-op PSA 2-17-09   0.00


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 3/16/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I was thinking of a lot of the guys and gals here...someday we may stop hearing from them, and not know why. And fear the worst.

Wouldn't it be nice if forums had a "vacation message" option, just like most email applications.

And we should all put all our password information in our wills.
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)

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