Here are the plans so far:
This will definitely be a low pressure but fun and informative weekend. Certainly GFMPH! (Good for Men's Prostate Health.)
Friday night I'm figuring we can go to a local restaurant for a "meet and greet" and we can talk about
Saturday morning, depending upon the number, I can cook breakfast here or you're welcome to eat wherever you like. After breakfast you can either work on the projects some of us have been discussing: the different clamps, videos, shoot your catheter bag, try a TENS unit, etc, or you can go out on your own and see what Braddock Bay and Rochester has to offer. Bird watching, kayaking.
For Geocachers we are close to Hogan Point Trail cache GC1EB6Z and there are many others in the neighborhood. If you're into astronomy we are close to the lake and have dark sky so bring your Mead or Celestron.
Saturday night we're planning cookout with typical "man food" fare: Steak, chicken, corn on the cob, baked potatoes and pies and s'mores for desserts. These will be cooked on the grill or on the fire. I've been adding to the fire pit all week so it's a little bigger than the usual and can no doubt be seen from space. I'll call NASA before I torch it so they don't dispatch the local fire department. It will be good chance to talk, trade ideas and pee in the woods. (Bring your potato cannon if you've got one)
If wives come they can attend the Manhattan Shorts Film festival at the Little Theater at 7:00. That will give them a chance to get away from the all the spittin' and cussin' menfolk are wont to do. My wife can drive the minivan. (Actually the film festival is Great! Look it up.)
Sunday I can also cook a late breakfast , we can finish up any projects and then start to break up in the afternoon.
How does that sound? We're
open to suggestions.
I have one single bed available and a hide-a-bed couch in the living room if anyone wants to stay indoors, and a screened-in porch. The bathrooms will be loaded with towels and PPP (Pee Protection Products) and the washing machine will be available.
We have 5 acres with plenty of space, with extension cords and hoses for campers and tents. I'll also set up a couple of 10x10 EZ ups and a 10x20 ShelterLogic if it's needed (I'll need some help with that)
In case your mother or wife needs more info: Yes, I am married; Yes, my wife will be here; No, there will be no drugs - other than ED; Yes, there will be some alcohol and maybe a firearm or two - but not at the same time.
We can give you the address and phone numbers off line. For now, look for Greece NY on Google Maps. I listed hotels in the other thread for those of you who need private accommodations.
So, who else is in?
DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
----------------------------------------------RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm
location: both lobes and apex. No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
----------------------------------------------One Month Status: Potency -
9/7 7 weeks Still no activity Incontinence -
8/20 3-4 full pads per day
9/7 3-4 full pads per day (I'm going to try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea, I know)
9/17 2months plateaued at pads per day. At this rate I'll be fine in 2011.Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 9/17/2009 7:32:29 AM (GMT-6)