Goodlife --- 500 you say? Hmmmm? Well, I knew it had to be on some count criteria, not sage wisdom.
David --- at my age, anything that can still "take you over the edge" (especially after prostate surgery) is a welcome thing indeed. And, thanks for your kind words.
James --- I suspect in 30 plus years as they carry me out of the church I'll lift the lid and ask about
a thread here. I don't get here as often as I did when I was in my dark days of discovery, but I try to visit as often as I can. If I can give back just 5% of what I was given I'll be a happy man.
Tim --- what a kind thing to say. If I have been able in any small way to make your tough times less so, I'm pleased. Thank you.
Michael --- Helpful and heartfelt. It is nice to think my posts are sometimes helpful. On heartfelt I'd plead guilty, although I'd not realized I wore my heart on my sleeve so evidently. But, I shouldn't be surprised. I'm a Kingdomality Dreamer Minstrel, and that's one of the traits of us Dreamer Minstrels. I care a great deal about
all here, and this is, in part, because I know the rest of you also care deeply. As for your veteran membership, you and I were dancing with daVinci about
the same time, but you must have past the 500 mark months ago. At near 700 posts you're chasing David!
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"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
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
PSA on April 9 less than 0.02