I think that most disagreements or angry situations here result from guys taking offense to suggestions from other members.
We are a bunch of guys here ( patients anyway ). We aren't necessarily known for tact or polite manners of speaking. Some of us are worse than others.
Some times the truth or straight talk is offensive. If we can't accept it in the general manner in which it is given, then perhaps this isn't the place to bare our souls and our medical histories. It is bound to solicit uninvited comment.
One recent poster who was thought rude and offensive, said it best. That it was from his heart. If people can't share from their heart without making someone angry, hurt, or offended, then the value of this site may be diminished.
When we get an apparent rude comment, we just need to sit back and think about
it for a while, before dashing off a retort.
As a general rule, we are all brothers in this war and care for each other. Let's try to remember that, and I think our level of discord will be reduced.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01