Greetings, everyone. Dale, I'm sorry about your friend Mike. I would hope that all of us here could express our concerns, whatever they might be, with the respect that each of us deserves. This is where we come for support and we should all feel free to post what is of concern to us.
While I do want to express condolonces to you and to Mikes family, your message did something else for me. For those of us who have prostate cancer and particularly for those of us whose fathers had prostate cancer, this message really should hit home to all of us who have sons that our sons need to begin getting their prostates checked no later than age 35. This disease is affecting more and more young men and there is too much evidence that it is hereditary to ignore.
Whatever the reason, if you had prostate cancer make sure your son's get checked - my son will be 32 in another month and we have already discussed the fact that he needs to get checked in the next couple of years.
For what it's worth, 2 years ago today I went under the knife and had surgery - grateful to be doing well and for the kind support and gracious encouragement that is received here. We don't always get good news - if this were a good news only forum it would not be nearly as helpful. Thanks Dale - and many others - for setting that tone that really helps us to encourage one another. David