Hey Mel, we're sure going to miss you around here, although, as I'm sure you'll remember, that your resignation prior to several years of zero reports automatically triggers a $100,000 cash payment to be divided amongst each poster who has ever been on a thread with you. This will mitigate some of our genuine disappointment. However, as you have made, to date, something like near 300 posts, all of which seem to have generated considerable feedback, best I can tell each of us will get $5. (I'm sure David will check the math on this.) So our sadness in your resignaiton is more muted than it might have been had you not decided to give David a run on being our most loyal member.
Under the circumstances I called a meeting of the Committee of The Honorable Order of Gentlemen of the Droopy Dribbling Rod, and after much debate, several rum and cokes (charged to your account) it was decided that your resignation had to be refused. The prospect of dealing with HW without your charming presence on top of the stress of dealing with PCa was just too much for us to contemplate. So, sorry, you're stuck with us.
The whole Committee joins in wishing you well on Tuesday. If you're first up on the slate, we'll expect a report by 5 p.m.
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
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
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
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7