Yep, I bought 10 shares at $138/sh last April, its now trading at $346/sh. Previously, in 2008, I purchased 10 shares at $285 in April 2008 (just after my surgery) and sold them, at a loss in October as the market tumbled, at $215 .
I once heard the investment advice to invest in those companies that your are a cutomer of and reallybelieve in. Well, I put my life in the hands of this robotic company!
Age - 57
PSA - July 7, 2007 - 4.87
Confirming biopsy - August 30, 2007
Gleason scores of 6 (3+3) and 7 (3+4)
DaVinci surgery December 3, 2007 - Robert Wood Johnston Hospital, New Jersey
Cathether removed December 10, 2007
No incontinence after Day 2, December 12, 2007
Fully functioning sexual activity Day 2 after cath removal, December 12, 2007
Post-op pathology report confirmed Gleason of 7 (3+4), 30% involved by tumor, no positive margins.
afer 18 mos, continue to have no side effects (ED or incontinence)
Follow-up PSA blood work March, June and Sept, Dec 2008, Mar 2009 all "undetectable thus far!
Age now- 58