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clocknut
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 2667
   Posted 5/13/2011 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
It's a quiet morning here...just me and my 4-year-old grandson.
 
So, I did a little math.  On the current page, the entries were viewed a total of 13,301 times.  They were replied to 610 times.  Which means that they are repleed to just 4.58%.  I don't know how those figures would compare if stretched to include a whole week, or month, but they are a snapshot.
 
I don't know how that compares to other forums, but to me it indicates a whole lot activity, and that not everyone feels compelled to inject their two cents, except when they think they really have something worthwhile to add to the discussion. 
 
I guess if you post a topic and get more than 5 percent responses, you can deduce that you've said something interesting?

Post Edited (clocknut) : 5/13/2011 9:14:14 AM (GMT-6)


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 5/13/2011 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure if the Guests viewings are counted in the Views total. I suspect they are. We seem to have a large ratio of Guests to Members reading the Forum. Maybe in the 20 to 1 range or more. If Guests viewings are included, that explains part of it. The various Search engine will bring people here with just a word or two, so it wouldn't be surprising to see high view counts. Search terms like Viagra, cancer, incontinence and others bring folks here. Also, older threads which recycle back to the top can help run the total up. I haven't seen or heard anything lately, but a month or so ago, Prostate Cancer was either the most active or second most active Forum on HW. I know we are getting more people daily, more than can even be seen and welcomed at times.

I hope that each new arrival will at least get an acknowledgement of their post and an attempt to answer any questions, even if by us saying we don't know the answer, but to wait a while for someone to come along who can. Seems if the first post is ignored, then there won't be much response later, but if the first is addressed, others will join in. It just takes that initial member to start the conversation. That make sense? smilewinkgrin

(Generic You) can be that first member....
James C, 64, Kingsport, E. TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4829
   Posted 5/13/2011 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   

Its interesting how it goes... In the early morning, I start reading posts while starting my first cup of coffee... I'm not very talkative till I've finished the first of two cups...

Some days you can't shut me up - other days  the "man of few words" take over...


GTOdave
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 175
   Posted 5/13/2011 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Frankly, I'm baffled that anybody could have more than 500 posts. I can't imagine having that much to say.


And yeah, I read 'em all and contribute only if it hasn't been said.
52 yr old, PSA 3.5, Gleason 6 with 3 of 4 top nodes (0%;1%;10%;1%) cancerous. Bottom 2 floors are clean.
PSA 7/08: 2.2; 7/09: 2.9; 7/10: 4.1; 11/10: 3.5

First post-op PSA <.00! 7 weeks after

DaVinci surgery at Yale 3/4/11. Dr. John Coleberg THE BEST!!!

45 gram gland weight
Gl 3+3
PT2C
margins clear
no metastasis
5% of gland adenocarcinoma

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 5/13/2011 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
If someone just welcomed new folks and congratulated the zero's and other good news, it could run into the hundreds per year. I try to read them all, but don't as much as I used to, so I really just skim thru, looking for the start of disputes, good news and new people. But I still don't get to everyone, but I do usually at least look at each post, even if superficially. My time available here is less than it once was, so that's the main reason. That's why I keep hinting to all the others here to become a welcoming committee, good luck wisher, and congrats giver to the everyday posts here. smilewinkgrin
James C, 64, Kingsport, E. TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

Post Edited (James C.) : 5/13/2011 11:17:33 AM (GMT-6)


compiler
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 7204
   Posted 5/13/2011 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I was going to reply to this post, but I changed my mind
 
Mel

don826
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1010
   Posted 5/13/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not always log in and read a lot of the posts as a "guest". Like GTO I only reply if I have something to add to the discussion.

Don
Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan and chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
IGRT/IMRT with adjuvant HT (lupron) 2yrs
PSA:
02/08 21.5
07/08 0.82
10/08 .642
09/09 0.32
03/10 0.32
06/10 0.32
07/10 0.10
09/10 1.00
03/11 2.38

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 5/13/2011 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Perhaps some post 10x a day in an attempt to help others? Works that way too.

JamesC - it's a rare day when a new poster gets entirely missed, I always look for zero reply ones first, to make sure no one has slipped through the cracks.
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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2300
   Posted 5/13/2011 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
GTOdave said...
Frankly, I'm baffled that anybody could have more than 500 posts. I can't imagine having that much to say.


Stick around for 5 years and it's easy to have more than 500 posts. 
Age 62 PSA quadrupled in one year (0.6 to 2.6)
DRE negative Retested at 3 months
1 of 12 biopsies positive (< 5%) G6
RP open surgery June 2006 at age 57
Bilateral nerve-sparing
Organ-confined to small area, downgraded to G5
Prostate weight 34 grams
PSAs < 0.1

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/13/2011 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Peter started this site because he has Crohns. Until last year Crohns was the #1 forum at HW. in 2004 he added PCa. Today this forum is the busiest on HealingWell.

In fact I think HW PCa forum has grown to be the busiest on the internet. We are lucky to have some very outstanding and caring folks here. When someone comes here and posts that they have prostate cancer they are typically met with 20 or so different folks letting them know they are not alone, that someone cares, and that they can have any information that we share.

Even after four years here I can still learn something new here almost every day.

It's a beautiful thing and I am proud to be a HW prostate cancer forum member...

I just wish none of us had a reason to be here...

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
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