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   Posted 1/21/2011 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff, could you give me the exact dates of your LA shindig again?  Trying to make final attempt at travel arrangements.
I can fly Continental from GSP to Houston to Batan Rouge, and avoid the whole New Orleans inconvenience.
David in SC

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   Posted 1/21/2011 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeff - what days are we able to drop in on you? - may want to explore the area myself prior to GFMPH weekend ( photo research and you might need someone for extra food prep)
-for others contemplating trip from Canada - the basic route in Ontario is from Toronto (Delta Airlines -8 trips a day) - one stop in Atlanta - and then on to Baton Rouge - the southern GFMPH centre -
-note: average costing is YYZ to BTR is $417.00 .... it is cheaper to fly ( one stop too) to New Orleans - $317.00 - but then , you have rent a car and travel one hour....
-still hopeful on attending ...

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   Posted 1/21/2011 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Reference is made to "GFMPH" in this and other threads. Presumably this is an acronym relating to PCa but I am unable to find a definition anywhere nono
Bronson and David, kindly enlighten me.
Mitch in SC

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   Posted 1/21/2011 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
our apologies, Mitch -

GFMPH = good for men's prostate health -

such as, (at Home Depot) "honey, that new John Deere tractor would look great in our garage and help me with mowing the lawn. I am told it is GFMPH."

Worried Guy ( Jeff the leaking one) started the GFMPH weekend last year in Rochester, N.Y. ...Corvetteman3 (Cajun Jeff) is having a southern version of it this spring in Baton Rouge.

I bumped up the topic posting to the top of the page- it is under "spring gathering"

- it will be a great weekend of sharing, bonding with other men with prostate cancer - food, drinks, fun chats, demonstrations, etc ... Cajun Jeff can fill you in on the rest of the festivities planned.

Hope this helps.

p.s.... hmm.... heavy machinery ... yeah
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/12/11 - TBA

Post Edited (tatt2man) : 1/21/2011 12:59:25 PM (GMT-7)

Worried Guy
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   Posted 1/21/2011 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   

GFMPH is one of the benefits of having PCA,

You have to practice a little to get it right but if you follow the form correctly you can get anything (good an services) you desire.

The format is
Withthe saddest puppy dog eyse you can muster say:
"Dear, I heard that _____ is good for men's prostate health." Then sigh.
Ther XX chromosome holder can't resist fulfilling "_____"

Here's some practice for you and the typical response.
"Dear I heard that a pound of choclate is GFMPH." "Oh? I get some for you "Dear I heard that regular activity is GFMPH." "Oh, I have a headache but let me takea Tylenol and I'll be right back."
"Dear I heard that the purchse of a season snow plow contract is gFMPH." "Oh, I will call arond now and see if we can get one lined up for tomorrow."

It's fantastic. I got a Leupold VX-II 3-9x rifle scope because I heard it was GFMPH. Give it a try.

We have had 2 GFMPH meetings in Rochester NY - 2009 and 2010. You can search for the minutes on this site.
I can't wait for April in the Bayou.

Jeff (not the Cajun one - the not leaking one! Yay! )
Married 34 years, DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 3+4=7, 3+3=6. Bone and C/T scans neg.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%. 8/9/10 Now at 0.24 still 90%
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day. Try controlling fluids.
12/11/09 5 months: 3 pads per day, 400-450ml/day
02/26/10 7 months: 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
03/22/10 8 months: 3 pads per day, 280 ml/day (5 day avg.) PT says all muscles are tight and working properly. "There must be another issue."
5/22/10 10 months: 2 pads per day, 190 ml/day Scope on June 15 "Short sphincter"
7/15/2010 one year: 2 pads per day. 140 ml/day, dry in bed.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04
1/14 6 months - 0.05 (Siemens Centaur)
4/14 9 months - 0.04 (Siemens Centaur) and <0.01 (Roche ECLIA).
7/12 1 year - 0.03 (Siemens Centaur, direct chemilum); <0.01 (Roche Cobas 601 ECLIA)

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 1/21/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure but I recall Jeff mentioning the weekend on April 16th.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/21/2011 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
GFMPH Southern style is April 15, 16 and 17. I am very excited about it. There is a bit of twist in that some of the guys are bringing their wives. My wife has secured a place for the ladies to bond as well with out having to hear about ED and leaking and all that stuff.

She will bring them on a Southern Plantation Tour. I know they will just love it.

Bronson. When do you want to arrive? The Sat. before I will be up to my ears in alligators. Chairing a major Car show. Any time after that is fine with me

Shoot me an e-mail.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better
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