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   Posted 2/5/2011 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Why do I torture myself so? Very high temperatures were forecast here yesterday but nothing is going to get in the way of my Saturday golf. Tee off was 12-30pm. Now I have played in hot conditions before but in all my life nothing like that. I don't know exactly how hot it got on the course in the afternoon but when I got home at 6-30pm it was still 40c (104F) I have no doubt it got up above 110F. Near 24 hours later I still have not recovered ---- much as I love the game, never again will I do that.
Melted Bill devil

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   Posted 2/5/2011 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Billy, I would die in that heat. Been heat sensitive my entire life. If I didn't live in an air-conditoned house, drive in an air-conditioned car, and only went to air-conditioned places, I never could survive this climate in the summer. I start to come to pieces if it gets much over 80 F. Couldn't imagine playing golf in heat like that.

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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   Posted 2/5/2011 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Only 34c up here, Bill, but bloody hot and humid, even the pool water is hot and unpleasant. Just have to have another cold beer scool ...........Kev

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   Posted 2/6/2011 2:34 AM (GMT -6)   
We were out in our our property in the Hunter Valley (2.5 hours from Sydney) and I am sure it was at least 5 degrees hotter there.

We spent the entire day under trees, next to the creek that runs through our property and jumped in every time our swimming costumes got dry. It was the only was to keep cool - no air conditioning in the holiday house.

cool cool cool


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   Posted 2/6/2011 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Bill - even for you that was rather silly! It is astonishing you did not collapse on the course. Glad you didn't! It hit 42 degrees our end too.... our main priority (16 year old dog) spent a comfortable day in the only room with an air con. She was comfortable while we melted elsewhere. Glad you have given up sauna golf for the moment. You probably have a degree of heat exhaustion anyway. Take care Bill. We need you around not melted! cheers, Lana
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 53 yrs (49 years at diagnosis). PSA (2006) 3.5. 1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy (Gleeson 7). open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Small multifocal lesions contained within prostate. Current PSA 0.03 (unchanged in 2 years)

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   Posted 2/6/2011 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Bill, cant speak for you, but for me I sometimes think that I am still 30, until reality hits and then I remember I am over 60.
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4
Started IMRT Jan. 2010 72gys
7month post SRT PSA .2

Worried Guy
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   Posted 2/6/2011 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bill,
The snow is about 2 feet deep in my back field. Want some?

Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 2/6/2011 4:55:27 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/6/2011 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Warmed up here today, only six below (F) right now. Spring can't be half far off. We were out at our farm property this weekend, some 30 miles south of home city Winnipeg on the Red River, and a neighbour who was out on his snowmobile came to visit and said he was having a great time shooting up 20 foot drifts in our back field. I, on the other hand, was having a great time sitting in front of the fireplace reading a book grateful that both of my snow machines are broken, and hoping my wife wasn't going to suggest we head off down the river on snow shoes.

Can't imagine the weather Bill is talking about. No need here to actually go out golfing, summer, or winter, we have something called "the golf channel" on TV.

An, I'm going to try to Google Earth the Hunter Valley near Sidney.

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 2/7/2011 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Is the thread title a reference to the BBC TV show from the 70's? I'm a big fan of "Are You Being Served?" which was done by David Croft, who also did "Are You Being Served?", "Dad's Army", and "'Allo, 'allo". I've only seen AYBS. Sorry for the off topic post--I'm just curious about the phrase.

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) Jan-Mar 2007
PSA 9/2007 and thereafter <0.1

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   Posted 2/7/2011 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
It is Galileo. It is the name of a great BBC comedy series based on a British army squad in India. Very politically incorrect now though but still very funny. On another note ------- you would not believe the difference a day can make. After a week of temperatures around the 100F mark or above and the meltdown on Saturday, on Sunday the Southerly Buster ( cold change from the south brought on by the hot temperatures) came through. In less than half an hour the temperature plunged from 100F to 75F ----- oh bliss!
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