Almost funny almost Xmas story (PCa unrelated)

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   Posted 12/27/2010 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
So I made a leap of faith and bought a new house by the NJ shore. We love it here, but the climate is a bit more rough even though it is only 10-15 miles away from the old house.

Sunday, the snow and wind started in earnest by mid day. We are snowed in and enjoying it. All of a sudden the power goes out around 8pm. I am not concerned - the house is well insulated and the power will come back shortly, it always does, right?

So we called it an early night and went to bed. In the middle of the night the temperature dropped to 58. So, I thought I'd get the fireplace going. I have a gas fireplace and I couldn't turn it on even after reading the manual. So I turned on gas range and went to bed.

Monday morning the power is still out and I have two feet of snow on the driveway and five foot drifts against the garage wall. So we are stranded: no heat, no phone (i have voice over IP), and two cell phones running out of juice.

It is now 24 hours later, I dug the garage out thanks to my neighbours, I charged my phone from a car charger, but I missed a day of work and going to have to go to the office tomorrow without a shower.
But it was nice change of pace and a lot of time to talk with my wife. on the whole, not such a bad couple of days.

And the cancer? I only remembered it when I looked at my Web bookmarks.

Happy Holidays!

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 12/27/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like quite the adventure, you must love roughing it on the Jersey Shore, lol.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 12/27/2010 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Geebra -

Say hi to Snookie and The Situation for me. LOL

Sounds like you made the best of a bad situation. Love it.
Father diagnosed in April 2010, 38 year old brother diagnosed in June 2010 and I was diagnosed in Sept 2010.
Age 45
Jul 2010 - PSA 10.1
Aug 2010 - Biopsy - 12 of 12 cores positive - Gleason 7 (3+4 on the right, 4+3 on the left)
Sept 2010 - CAT and Bone scans negative.
Nov 2010 - da vinci RP with negative margins. nerve bundles were not spared. negative lymph nodes. Pathology Stage pT3c.
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