Zen, thanks too, for your condescending attitude also, never said anyone "cursed" me, and thanks for bringing up my bad spelling from typing fast - hopefully I can improve that to your standards of perfection. And your conclusions on my opinions? You are wrong on all 3 conclusions about
what I believe or feel.
The information segment at HW prostate cancer is excellent: I feel we all have learned much from that. The support section: for the most part has been excellent. The advocacy portion, expecially, but not limited, to Tony, is for all our benefits, and for the generations of brothers that will follow us. Since you read most of my posts, you of all people should know that I push hard for the "agree to disagree" philosophy attitude here. No one person has it all, no one person knows it all, no one person feels it all. It's a group effort, and there is definitely strength in our collective numbers, learning, experiences, and exposure to PC - its treatments and living with it.
Nothing is worse to me than some petty person putting words into someone else's mouth. Quite cowardly to hide behind words online. If you need to clear up any of my opinions or observations on the subject of PC, I will be more than happy to speak for myself, bad grammar and spelling sometimes, but it will be from my heart. Not being said to make someone else feel bad, or posturing for "who is the smartest person at HW" award.
I am just a 4x cancer survivor so far, that has been through a world of hurt and sh**, and I do have both empathy and sympathy for my brothers here that suffer too with PC and life living with PC. Its that simple to me.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one: July
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17