Hi James, sorry about that poor, tired, aching body. Back and arm issues --- no fun.
As for yesterday, and Saturday, we were out owling. On Saturday we saw seven northern hawk owls and yesterday, in a different area, we saw one northern hawk owl, two snowy owls and one great horned owl. We had brilliant sunny days. We also saw golden eagles, snow buntings, downy, hairy and pileated woodpeckers, horned larks, ravens, deer, pure white jack rabbits --- it's always amazing to see what life there is on the open prairie and in the boreal forest in the dead of winter. My wife is the birder. I like to try and get pictures of the birds. A hunting owl, plunging down into the snow and coming out with a mouse or a vole in its beak makes for a great photo challenge.
Don't tell the Canadian government (they might revoke my passport) but we were having such a great day out on the plains we forgot all about the hockey game and it wasn't until we arrived at our daughter's for dinner when we got back into the city, that we heard the result.
Today it's back at work --- the rest of the people in this meeting think I'm working on my laptop, lol.
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