This is my second Thanksgiving that I have been at HW. Just wanted to give a special thanks to Peter, whose ownership and dedicaiton to Healing Well is amazing. When you consider all the disease specific helps and forumns, it covers a lot of ground and helps so very many people. Thank you, Peter for making this both free and available to all of us.
At the HW Prostate Cancer level, I want to thank each and every Moderator we have here. I know its a tough job at times, and that you have to make tough decisions sometimes, and at other times, you can't speak everything you are thinking because of the responsibility of your position. I for one, appreciate what you do for us in order to keep the spammers and snake oil peddlers away, and to help break up disputes when we act like a pack of school girls at times.
And thanks to each and every PC brother here, and to our dear sisters too. We are all diffferent, we think and feel different, we react different, but despite that, we are united as brothers of the prostate cancer, and we all need to continue to work hard to beat and defeat the real enemy: Prostate Cancer.
Each person here contributes greatly in their own way. Every experience is difference, just how it is with PC.
Wishing each and all, a very happy Thanksgiving day, and that extends to all our brothers everywhere outside the US as well.
David in South Carolina
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place