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Gordonb
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/23/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
  My life's dream has always been to build a boat and explore the world in it; about six years ago I pulled the empty hull of a 45' sailboat into the yard and began building my dream. a little over two years ago I was diagnosed, probably had the same reaction as everyone else here; "Oh no! I'm screwed!" I almost just gave up without an argument, the doctors at the VA were optomistic but the after effects were not acceptable so I began doing some homework. I took vitamin B17 (laetrile) for quite a while and there is a form of spiritual healing called Reiki, I am giving these most of the credit for my PSA going from 9 down to a 3.5 without medical intervention.
  Now the boat is in the water and I am organizing a crusade against cancer; My boat, Amnesty, will be the flagship guiding a fleet of boats carrying cancer survivors on a trip around the world. We will be flying 2 banners, one is a tribute to loved ones we have lost to cancer and the other is a salute to those who made it through. I founded a non profit to help cancer patients in a time of dire need with moral, spiritual, and financial support. There is more information on the web site (not selling anything there) and there is no charge to add a person to either banner, some things need to be done out of caring rather than for a buck. The site is new and I welcome advice for alternative treatments and complimentary methods to cope with the side and after effects of all types of cancer. This disease has been kicking us around long enough, time to do some kicking back. www.thevictorylap.org
Thanks for taking time to read this and I look forward to your input.
 
Gordon Brown

Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 10/23/2009 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Gordon, I had a look at your web site and was sorry to see that you were printing the bogus Johns Hopkins cancer nonsense. This sort of thing is easy to check out on the web, snopes.com is always a good place to start, and you'll find that the John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has even issued a rebuttal, which you'll find at:

http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org/index.cfm/cID/1684/mpage/item.cfm/itemID/1016

I wish you well in your quest to sail around the world. And I wish you continuing success in your PCa battle.

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"
First post op PSA Sept 09  0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.    


lewvino
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 10/24/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Gordon,
Best wishes to you on accomplishing your dream.

Larry
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Biopsy 04/08/09 12 cores, 5 positive
Gleason 3 Cores at 4+3=7, 2 Cores at 3+4=7
Perineural Invasion Noted on biopsy

Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
 
Post Surgery - Dr. Spared 100% of Nerves on the left side.
Estimated that 50 - 70% of the nerves were spared on the right side.
 
Final Path report
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear
Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
 
First post Surgery PSA - 0


Gordonb
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 10/24/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Sheldon, Thank you for calling my attention to the Johns Hopkins report, I would not want to pass along false information to anyone and have removed that report from the site. It's good to have a group of informed folks to help keep the site honest. 
My best to you
Gordon


Check out my site, www.thevictorylap.org
Time to make a difference

Post Edited (Gordonb) : 10/24/2009 8:22:08 AM (GMT-6)


Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 10/24/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Good on you Gordon!

I was on a sailing boat in the Caribbean once and if things haven't changed you could make a fortune selling bathing suits to passing sail boats. Even without the scenery I envy you this vogage. Frankly, I don't kid myself that I could cope --- not because I'm 67, but because my Rule Of Travel has always been, "never sleep anywhere away from home that your American Express Card won't get you room service at three in the morning." But, although I'm a confirmed hotel junkie when on the road, I can imagine how rewarding an adventure such as you're setting out on would be.

I trust you'll keep posting here on both your journeys. And good luck on driving that PSA down.

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"
First post op PSA Sept 09  0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.    

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