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Barry's daughter
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   Posted 11/12/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your kind words and support especially Sheldon AKA sleepless, your words gave me much comfort and helped me to put some things into perspective and for that, I thank you. x
English Afl, I read you wonderful blogg (along with most of my family and friends) how proud you must be.
It's nice to know that so many people care
Dad's biopsy went well, he was in and out within 40mins with very little discomfort and likened it to an eye test! which amused the nurses no end....and I thought it best not to ask Lol!
Our next appointment for results is on the 19th.
Im so glad I've found this sight, thank you all again you are all truly wonderful people x

English Alf
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   Posted 11/12/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
wow you read about my dad! (thanks)

Glad your dad was okay with his biopsy (and you've reminded me I need to go and have my eyes tested - simple things like that get forgotten about during the months of concentrating on the big picture)

When you go to get the results on the 19th ask for a copy to take home and study quietly. And if there is anything you don't understand because you can't think straight or because they use jargon or abbreviations, then ask them to explain.
(Failing that the folk at HW are not experts regarding diagnosis or medical stuff like that, but we're pretty good at deciphering the contents of test results and translating them into plainer English.)

Take care. I've just be blown around here in Holland by the storm that crossed the North Sea, hope it wasn't too bad for you.


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   Posted 11/12/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   

So glad to hear your Dad did so well with the biopsy.  I remember well the anxiety I had going into that procedure, which turned out to be much ado about very little.  We'll be waiting to hear the results and wishing you well on that.

Alf, did you see my note and link to my grandfather's WWI journal?  It really shows the war from the infantryman's point of view.

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   Posted 11/12/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, Lisa:

Good news, indeed! I was not worried about the actual biopsy -- it was the waiting and anticipation of the results that created my anxiety. I learned that staying engaged in things that needed to be done (fixing things around my house, picking up hobbies, etc) helped me put those worries out of my mind.

Unlike you, I did not discover HW until post surgery. You are---in my opinion---seeking help from the very best place available: right here from the veterans and their families. Kudos for doing a really fine service for your father!
July 1, '10
PSA 3.88
Gleason 3+3=6
2 out of 12 samples positive

DaVinci Oct 1 '10, UNC Chapel Hill
Cath/JP Drain out Oct.16, '10

Personal Statistics:
Age: 54
Weight: 184 lbs.
Height: 6 feet


English Alf
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   Posted 11/12/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Found the link, thanks (I missed it yesterday due to time difference)
Half way through reading it. Rather them than me!

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   Posted 11/12/2010 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad it went well. However, I'd like to know who the eye doctor is so I can avoid him. <g>
PSA 8.7 Biopsy 1/7/09
4 of 6 cores +, one at 90%
Gleason 3+4=7 Neg scan 1/15/09
1 shot Lupron 1/27/09 Tax Season
RP 4/29/09
Neg nodes, + seminal vesicle, 1 + margin
Gleason 3+4=7 with tertiary 5 T3b
Catheter 2 weeks no nighttime leakage Pad free week 5
PSA 6/6/09 <0.1; 9/10/09 <0.1; 3/11/10 <0.1; 9/27/10=0.1

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   Posted 11/12/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I echo STW's sentiments. I don't want to know that optometrist or I do want to know that urologist.
Age: 51 when DX
DX: 8/4/10
Gleason: Rolled a pair of fours
PSA: 2640 [that is not a typo]
Bone Mets and two lymph nodes
5 day spinal specific radiation
Zolodex started 8/11/09
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