Geebra --- I hesitate to write, or even think the words, "cancer free" for fear of tempting the cancer gods to unleash their wrath. But, my wife in an effort to cheer me up noted I probably am at greater risk of dropping dead of a heart attack now, so I'm starting to worry about
that. lol. Friends called to invite us out to dinner last night to celebrate, which was really nice of them.
James --- thanks for the welcome. And for your good wishes. Knowing you and the gang here are here makes a real difference. I'd hate to be going through this alone.
TheoTeacher ---- Thanks! Looks like you and I have more than a zero in common, we both danced with the daVinci robot on the same day, and got booted from the hosptial on the same day. I love your line, "We walk by faith, not by sight." I take it the Theo is theology. Neat ho!
Barry --- thanks for the welcome. Nice to be here. If it's okay, I'll hang around the club for awhile.
David --- the CPA speaks and it turns out Dale is standing by to collect! It's good to know that Willie didn't die in vain.
Dale --- peace and joy to you too my friend. I did find the $3,200 bill for membership a bt shocking but, as instructed, the check is in the mail. Best I can tell your PSA is half of what mine is. Good on you!
Everyone ---- As I've mentioned here before, my personal mission statement is: "To serve God by being a loving and supportive member of my family who makes the world a better place by helping others reach their full potential." I have always found a day when I can help another to be the best possible day. You have all taught me that when in need of friends and support, being helped by others can also be amazingly uplifting and also provide a best possible day. I thank you all.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"