An offer that's GFMPH

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   Posted 1/25/2011 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   

What could be better for a guy's prostate health than a restful week in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

My wife and I will be in Puerto Vallarta during the week of Feb. 12-19th.  During that time, we'll be in a 2 bedroom unit at Club Regina in the marina section north of town.  Other friends of ours will also be at Club Regina.  This is an annual trip for us. 

We had hoped family members would be using our second bedroom, but plans for that have fallen through, so the bedroom is available.  It's a "lockout," which means that anyone using it could treat it as a hotel room and enjoy a Puerto Vallarta vacation which can be as private as they want it to be, or they would certainly be welcome to join us and our friends at times, too.  The room includes a balcony overlooking the beautiful Bay of Banderas, its own bathroom, television, and jacuzzi.   Club Regina is not an all-inclusive, so for meals and're on your own.

I'm not sellling this, or even renting this.  Beth and I are just looking for someone to occupy the unit, which otherwise will sit empty, and it occurred to me that it would be a great getaway for somebody who wants to put their prostate problems completely out of their heads for a while.

First come, first served on this.  Obviously, it would require a round trip flight to P.V., and you need valid passports to get in and out of Mexico.  We would have to coordinate with you on your arrival time to meet you at the desk and get you set up with a key to the room.  My email address is available.  We hope this works out for somebody.

Just so  you know, I've cleared this with our moderators before posting.    Bill

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   Posted 1/25/2011 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
What a wonderful kind offer. We can't use it (and have our own sunny vacation planned for March) but could you please blow some warmth our way???? I am tired of winter, snow and cold temperatures.
Mr GFM's statistics:
Age 50 at diagnosis
PSA History: 10-05 1.3, 01-07 2.09
8-07 - PSA at Biopsy: 2.26
2 of 12 positive
Gleason Score 3+3 6
11-07 - Robotic surgery hospitalized overnight.
Path Report:
Prostatic adenocardinoma, Gleasons 3+3+6, moderately differentiated
Percent of Prostate involved by tumor 5%
Staging pT2c pNx pMx
Margins free of tumor - no further invasion or extension
Catheter out in about 9 days. No incontinence.
Back to work in 2 weeks
ED - resolved. No meds needed at this time.
Post Op PSA: 03-08 0.01, 10-08 0.02, 7-09 0.04, 1-10 0.04, 7-10 0.04

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/25/2011 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill this is just great. Too bad I am headed from the worm south to the cold In Yellowstone at the same time. How very nice of you to make this offer.

Cajun jeff

Post Edited (corvetteman3) : 1/26/2011 8:06:13 AM (GMT-7)

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/26/2011 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been to PV about a dozen times and love it. I go with friends that have been 25+ times and one guy has been 60+ times. We get to know the owners of many of the places we frequent. An owner once cooked us a full turkey for Thanksgiving...
Wish I could take you up on your offer...

Worried Guy
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   Posted 1/27/2011 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
We can't go. Please tell me someone has taken you up on this very generous GFMPH offer!

(I can offer a bedroom here if anyone wants. It's 20F with 12 inches of snow. I have plenty of extra boots and snow-shovels.)

Jeff (who might have extra pee pads, too)

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   Posted 1/27/2011 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the nice offer! We can't do it but I hope somebody takes advantage of it!

Here are some of my stats:
Father diagnosed with PC at age 72 - wasn't contained to prostate when found in 1992.
My PSA rose from 3.2 to 5.1 over the course of 1.5 years with Free PSA at 25% for the last two tests.
DRE showed no evidence of tumor but Uro thought my prostate was a little large for someone my age
PCa diagnosed 4/6/10 after biopsy on 4/1/10
1 out of 12 biopsy samples was positive with 5% of biopsy sample cancerous
Gleason 3+4
Da Vinci surgery on 6/1/10
Pathology report shows cancer confined to prostate and all other tissue clean
PSA tested on 7/15/10: Zero Club membership card issued (trial membership with 90 day renewal)

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   Posted 1/27/2011 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Nobody yet!  It's still availablle.  I'm looking out my window at several inches of newly-fallen snow and thinking of those beauiful sunny days in Puerto Vallarta. 

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   Posted 1/27/2011 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, I'm up to my prostate in snow here in frozen Canada --- at least I'd be up to my prostate if I still had one --- and my wife and I would LOVE to be in PV with you and your wife, but it's not going to happen. Until the recession is a little more over my focus is on our manufacturing business. Pity, as meeting you would be a real bonus.

However, what I'm really posting for isn't to tell you we can't come (although I'm sure you're sorry to hear that, lol) but to tell you what's really GFMPH is to read of your kind and generous offer. Good on you!

As I bounce along the frozen streets, in the dark, on my way to the office at 7 a.m. that week I'll be thinking warmly of you!

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02

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   Posted 1/27/2011 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sheldon, for the kind words.  I wish you could put the business on autopilot for a short time...if not for the whole week, maybe for three or four days.  What a great time it would be.  You could do some serious networking with other Canadians at Club Regina, that's for sure. 
I still am hopeful it will work out for somebody.

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   Posted 1/27/2011 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   

James C.
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   Posted 1/28/2011 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Fairwind, you are a cruel, cruel man... smilewinkgrin
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 01/11-.09
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/28/2011 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried to work a deal with my best friend... Free room if he helped me with the plane ticket...
I'm so broke I can't even pay attention.
TV died two weeks ago. Yesterday I smacked a curb trying to get out of the way of a fire truck. about a grand damage to the new truck's wheel and destroyed tire.

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   Posted 1/28/2011 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Steve, My wife just did the exact same thing to our Honda van, sliding into a curb on the icy streets.  She did about $2k in damage, but we're not gonna let that stop us from going to P.V.  There will be lots of margaritas, which I personally believe to be very good for prostate health.  Remember, PCa rates are low for Hispanics, and I think margaritas may be the reason.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 1/28/2011 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Bill - have you ever ridden the donkey at √Āndales? ....Riding a donkey bareback through a resturant/bar is a Must Do
It'll make ya forget you ever had a prostate
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