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Terry Herbert
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   Posted 3/13/2011 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
A recent post to a prostate cancer FaceBook page got me thinking about all the thousands of prostate cancer related books that must be lying around the world. idea Men will often have read these, made their decision, chosen their therapy and will have moved on past the need for their books. No doubt they would be happy to pass these books on to others who had a greater need for them – if they knew who these men were.

It seems to me that it would not be too difficult to set up a site where men could simply list any books they might be prepared to pass on. A contact e-mail address would enable any interested parties to contact them to arrange delivery.yeah

Before I go ahead an look at specific ways of achieving this, I’d be interested to know how many men would agree with this concept and would participate. To avoid cluttering up this forum, perhaps anyone interested could mail me at terryherbert42@gmail.com mentioning how many books they could pass on. yeah
Diagnosed ‘96: Age 54: Stage T2b: PSA 7.2: Gleason 7: No treatment. Jun '07 PSA 42.0 - Bony Metastasis: Aug '07: Intermittent ADT: PSA 2.3 Aug '10

It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn’t know, and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything. Joyce Carey

zufus
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   Posted 3/14/2011 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm all in, probably got 6-8 books I can part with, plus back issues of PaactNewsletters might be worthwhile too, many of those over 9 years now. Great concept for paying it forward (-:
(see www.yananow.net)

Terry Herbert
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   Posted 3/20/2011 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I have set up a page on my site that I hope will work.

If you go to PAY IT FORWARD BOOKS you can either detail any spare books you might have or ask for any of the books that have been listed already – not that there are many yet!!

If you don’t see any books that interest you, hitting the Home button on that site will take you to the Resources Page where there are details of suggested books to buy and links to the Us-Too site that lists suitable books.
Diagnosed ‘96: Age 54: Stage T2b: PSA 7.2: Gleason 7: No treatment. Jun '07 PSA 42.0 - Bony Metastasis: Aug '07: Intermittent ADT: PSA 2.3 Aug '10

It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn’t know, and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything. Joyce Carey

Susan R
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   Posted 3/20/2011 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
This is brilliant!!! I have added 4 books to the list. Can I put a link to this on my Facebook site? I am sold on this smartphone app thing......know anyone who can make an app for you? This would be great to have on my phone, as well as the yananow, and the healingwell site. But back on track.....this is a brilliant idea and hope more people will get involved.

Good for you!!!!
Susan
Husband 39 at diagnosis 12/2010.
No symptoms, PSA 18 in 10/2010
one month antibiotic then PSA 12.6 in 11/2010
biopsy end of 11/2010 Gleason 6
Da Vinci prostatectomy 2/2/2011
1-2 pads per day
nocturnal erections within a month, and able to have sex with Levitra.
1st post-op PSA less than .05

staging: pT2aNo, Gleason 6

Galileo
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   Posted 3/20/2011 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Great site. I plan on listing a book there.

It's worth mentioning that in the United States, it's pretty cheap to mail any type of media. This was called book rate in the old days, but now it's Media Mail, through the Postal Service. I use it when I participate in BookMooch, a large site that allows people to share all kinds of books this way (you build up points by sending other people books, and you spend points by getting books--no charge other than postage). A narrow site for prostate cancer is definitely needed.

Media Mail rates are here:
http://www.usps.com/prices/media-mail-prices.htm
As you can see, you can mail a book up to 1 lb anywhere in the U.S. for $2.38, up to 2 lbs. for $2.77.
Galileo

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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Fairwind
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   Posted 3/20/2011 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, on eBay, the big Thrift Stores list these types of books asking only a few dollars for them..You can usually find what you are looking for at reasonable prices..

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/20/2011 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
A great idea, Terry, but a year or so ago, I gave away all my extra books to different guys here on HW. All I have left is my well worn Walsh book for reference.
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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,

Terry Herbert
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   Posted 3/20/2011 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Guys.

Maybe it wasn't such a good idea, given the response. Apart from Rob Parsons, only one other person has listed any books - this after posts to Forums and Lists with more than 3,000 members.

Ah Well! It was worth the efffort. You can but try
Diagnosed ‘96: Age 54: Stage T2b: PSA 7.2: Gleason 7: No treatment. Jun '07 PSA 42.0 - Bony Metastasis: Aug '07: Intermittent ADT: PSA 2.3 Aug '10

It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn’t know, and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything. Joyce Carey

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 3/20/2011 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
You mean somebody who has courage enough to eat snakes, scorpions, and "British Cuisine" is willing to give up so easily?

We have a much busier forum during the week. I was going to post a couple when they come in. They are typically given to me because of the UsTOO stuff.

Tony
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

Blog: www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

Terry Herbert
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   Posted 3/20/2011 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
No, no, Tony - after all I have been to Vegas, so can face up to anything so I'm not giving up but...you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink

I just thought that I might get more than one response from the get go

What I have got is a number of people now saying what a bum idea it is.

Hmmmm.....criticsm is always easier than action I guess - back to the drawing board.
Diagnosed ‘96: Age 54: Stage T2b: PSA 7.2: Gleason 7: No treatment. Jun '07 PSA 42.0 - Bony Metastasis: Aug '07: Intermittent ADT: PSA 2.3 Aug '10

It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn’t know, and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything. Joyce Carey

142
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   Posted 3/20/2011 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Terry,
 
It is certainly not a bad idea, but I'm seeing that most of the men I've met who had immediate success after surgery have dumped the extra "stuff". I encourage them to donate pants, pads, supplies that are not needed to local assistance charities, but several have said "not worth it to drive there" and the like.
 
I suspect books often go the same path.
 
A good "donation" home is also the local library. My town has two copies of Walsh, but there is a perpetual waiting list. And nothing else in the catalog on PCa.

goodlife
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   Posted 3/20/2011 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Should I dump my college textbooks first ? If I start dumping books I have bought and read once, I could move into a smaller house.

That is why I am loving my iPad and Kobo books.

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/20/2011 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My wife has become a quick convert to her Kindle that I got her for Christmas, she reads more on that device than she ever has before.
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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,
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