Hey k, I've always wanted a kubota tractor to roto-till and snow blow and all that fun stuff. I do envy you that tractor and retirement at 57. I'm 11 years older than you and still showing up at work. Not everyday mind you, but too often.
Now that the important stuff is out of the way, onto the really important stuff: welcome. Glad you're here and sorry you have to be here.
We've got some members here who know more about
PCa than most uros and you'll be hearing from them. And, I'll be watching with interest to see what they have to say.
In the meantime enjoy the fishing with your grandson. I write from our cottage on Lake of The Woods in far western Ontario Canada and I've just been down to the boat house to check out my fishing rod and the 'tin' boat (aluminum actually, but it's always called the tin boat) and I'm giving some thought to doing a little fishing myself tomorrow. It's GFMPH. And, as you'll discover here, GFMP means Good For Men's Prostate Health, and GFMPH is what we tell our wives as in, "I hear a 500mm lens for my camera is GFMPH," or, "You know that attachment fot the Kubota I've been wanting? Well I just learned it's GFMPH and so I'm off to the dealer to get it." Very handy GFMPH is. I use it for rum and coke every evening.
I wish you well, k, and I look forward to your future posts here.
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, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02