Happy birthday Alfred !
Nothing like a hot, buttered scone with jam to make one love life.
Thanks for the report and the update. Your thoughts remind me of the story Abraham Lincoln used to tell about
the man being run out of town on a rail, tared and feathered. A reporter for the newspaper asked him how he felt, and he replied (according to Abe,) "If it wasn't for the honor of it .... I'd just as soon walk."
When it come to PCa I think you and I are of a mind: If it wasn't for the honour of it, we'd just as soon walk.
Have a great day and cheers to that wonderful wife of your's too. Word of warning though. Don't tell her she doesn't look a day over 49. I tried that with my wife and she wasn't amused. ...... Well, actually I think what I said was she didn't look a day over 59, but you get the idea it's a bad idea.
And, while we're on wives and bad ideas, sending out invites to a surprise 70th birthday party does also NOT go down well. At least when it's her 65th it doesn't. You'd think when they're worried at 65 about
turning 70 they'd be grateful for getting it done and over with. Friends, family, baloons with "70" a cake saying "Happy 70th." the whole nine yards. Not the case. Women! Go figure.
Again, Alfred, many happy returns,
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