I have had a brief email exchange with Ralph. His wife's funeral is tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. EST.
We all have such a close bond here at HW and I feel so sad that I can't be present in Kentucky at the service tomorrow. However, what I can do, and what I've told Ralph I will do, is at 11 tomorrow I'll be in a quiet spot, standing, head bowed, and sending all the support energy and prayers I can muster to Ralph and his family.
Perhaps others might wish to mark the 11th hour in support of our brother Gunner.
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 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.