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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 763
   Posted 11/8/2010 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm a new guy here but have been lurking for a bit. No PCa yet , but a slowly rising PSA at age 61, so I'm just thinking ahead.

I must say though, this is the most civilized forum I'ver ever seen. Pretty much everyone is supportive of whatever route guys want to take and I know from what some guys have said they must feel like saying " you are so full of #$%#"...but it never happens. Support only. Well once in a while it gets a tiny bit testy..but hardly ever. A lot of you guys are under a lot of stress so that can be forgiven.
So keep up the good work. But you keep this up and you'll NEVER scare anyone off!!! LOL.


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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 11/8/2010 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Jim, to HW, and I hope you never really need to belong here, but if you do, can't think of a better place for you to be.

Yes, this is a patient to patient support site, there are no medical experts here, we share our experiences with PC first hand, our treatments, side effects, problems, etc. We also share info learned or gleaned along the way.

Despite some minor spats from time to time, and the rare ego wars, its a peaceful place. We have good moderators, and the owner of HW is a wonderful man providing a great service, free of charge to all of us.

There are no dumb questions here, so always ask all you want. Its common to have fear associated with cancer at any point. And with PC, you will find, there isnt always an easy straight answer to almost any aspect of it. It really varies patient to patient.

We have some fine women memebers too, some are wives, some are daughters, either speaking for their dads or their husbands. We love that part.

But most important, we agree to disagree when needed, we tend to always support another persons decisions - even if we don't agree, and the brotherhood here, is real, not just an idea.

So we are here for you, if you need us. And you are always welcome.

David in SC

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 11/9/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
It is very civil and quite informative. I just had Robotic Surgery and had some questions--and so many here helped answer for me from their experiences etc.

BTW, no sure at all what you are considering, but please look into Dr. David Samadi, Mt Sinai Hospital, NY. He is Vice-Chair of Urology and an expert in robotics. And very compassionate DR. He met me the morning of surgery at 6:30 AM, was in my room that night at 10PM to check on me, and again the next morning at 7AM to follow-up and give authorization for my release. Outstanding, and very frank with patients. And a great DR. I'm 6 weeks out, no incontinence issues, (minor leakage, once in a while) and my PSA came back at 0.01 yesterday.

Best of everything to you!
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