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