"Closing Down"- Shutting shop - Going out of business - Moving on and selling up Nursery (garden) supplies..
We call them "Plant Nurseries"
David - surely you must recognise that the greater number here are either starting their fight and bloody scared, or continuing their battle..
For a newbie to happen across the site, must leave a small foreboding that "This might be my lot"
I don't say it as a put down, or a criticism, but as a possible fact that those with the greatest to offer, have the most experience, and that is something to be respected, but not accepted as the ''Normal" progression of PCa.
Most of the acquaintances I have with PCa, consider that whilst they must be watchful, they are "Cured", in so far as the only known cancer is G O N E... from their bodies following RP. There might be an occasional dribble and likely no more....
,, Ummm -- Dancing, but who cares !
Otherwise we would accept Prof' Chapman's' contention that it is pointless even measuring PSA, or wasting money on Bx and Dx and RP's. and that we should just accept that we (who are touched by PCa) are all GOING TO DIE of PCa after a valiant fight, and frankly , that's total crap.
I have had the observation made to me "Why do you keep reading that Forum"
and they are right, I AM CURED, and I will take that feeling to the grave.
And whilst we previously spoke of GENETICS and DIET, lets really stress another thing -- ATTITUDE -- Even more important that the other two !
If we hang around here believing that all this is in store for ME, then there is a good possibility of that happening.
Cure requires attitude, because attitude affects stress and that affects one's immunity, and it is the Immune-System that will ultimately prove ME right.
If however we hang around here because we know what our feelings were when the ""C"" word was used, and that we know that WE ARE CURED and we might be able to assure others that it is the case, then that has to be good for ATTITUDE and our immune systems.
Our thoughts and prayers go with those on the Long March, but that is NOT the only course for PCa..
We ARE but Dust-Of-Life , but we are NOT here to be swept aside !
Nov 2009 = First-PSA 5.3 @ 60yo - Asymptomatic - DRE-Non-Palpable
Jan-'10 = TRUS Bx DX - AdenoCar T1c - GS(3+3)=6 , 5 & 45% max., L-MidZone
May-'10 = RRP-Nrv-Spare
Post Op. GS(3+4)=7, 1.1cm3, Pos Margins, EPE (focal) Lateral Left
Margin-Involvement (extensive) Posterior , Grade3 x 8mm
+8week PSA<0.01, ED-85%, Incont-30%
+16W PSA<0.01, ED -85%, Cont -5%
+17W First 'DRY' day. ED -90%
Post Edited (BuiDoi) : 11/27/2010 11:32:28 PM (GMT-7)