Interesting question, Mel. I too am flighty. When I was first diagnosed and trying to decide on treatment, and then after surgery, I was here a couple of times a day. Now, some days I'm here three/four times, (usually to see if there is new news on a thread I'm interested in) and at other times a week, or two, can go by and I don't make it here.
I think this is the first time I've been here in ten days or so, for example. It's not that I don't love you guys, and worry about
many of you, it's just that I get busy with the rest of my life, get swamped, and don't have the time.
One big problem with being away for a couple of weeks is I lose touch, and then I have to find a huge chunk of time to come back, just to get caught up on the first page, much less the second. One thing about
coming often is that each visit can be shorter.
Cheers to all.
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