An interesting thought about forums like this, maybe moderators can add alot to this

Do you think Healing Well has a number of moles, plants or special interests types watching
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Who Cares? - 42.1%
2
Yes, I do and not real pleased knowing that - 10.5%
4
I like moles, I ate one this morning - 21.1%
2
I am a gardener I like plants, hate moles - 10.5%
1
Polls are stupid and this one especially - 5.3%
2
I am a mole and lovin' it!!!! - 10.5%

 
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zufus
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   Posted 5/23/2011 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
So, whom are alot of the 'guests' whom drop in and look this all over. It may also be that we have some 'drive-by' posters (either creating some fun discussions and not replying back), or a drive-by phony poster just having alittle fun on the keyboard.  Thing is we don't necessarily know what is totally going on and what purposes, and how our 'free' information is being used or processed elsewhere.  If you post something, even like this...through Google searches your threads can usually be tracked down...so like if you post something private or over the top, that might have been better kept private, than making it global, I guess you have to think about that.   idea  
 
This is another reason one has to take caution or considerations into replying on some threads.  Someone might get their jollies by posting they were just diagnosed and watching many run to answer the threads, just a thought. I would bet that many more medical folks and people with interests in what comes out of PCa peoples mouths, are watching alot of this.  I hope they are not laughing, telling inside jokes or considering how pathetic some of these questions and discussion might be from their perspective. That would not be fun from our side of the program, just a thought. confused  
 
We also see phony ads for quercetin or other promo ads occassionally, those are most obvious. We had the Dr. Samadi-Spamadi sales campaigns caught a few times, too....I wonder whom actually posted such???? So when a real patients shows up touting this particular Dr. ones radar might be especially keen....do we have a mole, strawman or a real poster/patient.  I gets tricky here at times.  Moderators have any more to add to this, as to maybe numbers of interested 3rd parties or whatever may go on, that we would take for granted or be oblivious to????
 
Enjoy the now created polling concept on this....(LOL)

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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/23/2011 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
In the for what its worth catagory - heres some info from two Tech sites I post on:
 
Currently Active Users: 243 (4 members and 239 guests)
Currently Active Users: 2000 (16 members and 1984 guests)
 
The first one I moderate so I have access to see the list of guests... about 30 of the 239 guests are-> Google Spider and MSNBot Spider ....which means they are gathering info for searching etc...

James C.
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   Posted 5/23/2011 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
zufus, if we told you the details of what we know, if anything, then we would have to ...wait, that's a different answer to a different question. smilewinkgrin Suffice it to say we know just enough to get into trouble if we're not careful......

Seriously, I really don't care who reads, watch's or monitors, as long as they don't interact with the members in a dishonest way.
James C, 64, East 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:
Prob. microscopic inv.-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

Sleepless09
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   Posted 5/23/2011 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I love this poll. What a relief to find that 28.6%, as of right now, had a mole for breakfast. Oatmeal, roast mole, a side of whole wheat toast. Life just doesn't get better than that. (Well, except for the road kill pancakes my grandmother used to fry up but as she died years ago --- and with her went the recipe --- I don't count that anymore.)

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
  

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/23/2011 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Mulligan stew is what my granny made with road kill.

Tim G
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   Posted 5/23/2011 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
It's just the nature of the Internet that all kinds of people read here. Needless to say, I am here  because of prostate cancer. 

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25394
   Posted 5/23/2011 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Different kind of mole, but I always thought it was interesting that I dont have a single mole on my body. Dont know if that is unusual or not.
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

Sonny3
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   Posted 5/23/2011 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
David, that may be one of the few things you have escaped in life. If you find one look out, with your history it's bound to be trouble. LOL

zufus, nice thread brother. A little break in the mind-numbing things of PCa is always appreciated. Mental aspect is all part of the PCa as well.

Sonny
60 years old - PSA 11/07 3.0 PSA 5/09 6.4
da Vinci 9/17/09 Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5% positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
PSA .6 IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/23/10 Post IMRT PSA 1.0
3/22/10 PSA 1.5
4/19/10 PSA 1.2
5/22/10 PSA 1.3
8/9/10 Radiation for MET
9/7/10 PSA 2.2
1/5/11 PSA 3.9
3/7/11 PSA 4.2
4/10/11 PSA 3.8
5/19/11 PSA 4.9

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25394
   Posted 5/23/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, Sonny my lack of moles haven't prevented me from dealing with cancer 4 times so far. I just have pretty skin, lol
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

JoeFL
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   Posted 5/23/2011 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
We have 3 cats....thus no moles of the garden variety.

As to the human ones, I actually got an answering machine message several weeks ago from someone who admitted that they saw me (and presumably all the rest of you) on HW and wanted to know if I would participate in an article that was being written about Prostate Cancer patients. I deleted it. Just the price we pay for being on-line.
Age 68 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA as of 4/14/11 - 0.1

Piano
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   Posted 5/23/2011 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Zufus, good thread.

I voted "Who Cares?". If you Google for PCa things, a lot of results lead right back here. So the Googlebots will be frequent daily guests here.

This is a public forum and it is public. So we shouldn't divulge personal details that that we don't want friends, enemies, employers to know -- unless we remain strictly anonymous. For this reason, I have never openly divulged my location, or my doctor (even if it was Dr Spamadi!).

I say welcome to the Googlebots. Likewise welcome to the doctors and researchers, and those just interested in PCa for whatever reason.

If however your interest is in selling something to the members here, I say don't even think about it -- your post won't last long enough to justify your time and effort.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4/12 cores
Non-nerve-sparing RRP 7 March 2008 age 63
Organ confined, neg margins. Gleason downgrade 4+4=8
Fully continent
Bimix worked well; now using just VED
PSA undetectable at first but then rose to 0.4, doubling time 7 months
Following diet change, PSA static at 0.4...

zufus
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   Posted 5/24/2011 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Piano- music to my ears, glad you voted in this scientific polling, others should vote early and vote often (LOL)!
I throughly enjoyed the Spamadi reference....many youtubes and promotional websites, so I can still perpetually enjoy watching them, forever. I now understand more about ego.

Researchers and lurkers, do join in and give us your feedback on this. Is there anything we could do better, should we categorize ourselves or have an I.D. system. Anything you would like to see more of?????

I am thinking a mole is going to show up here....any bets???

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/24/2011 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Lets not talk about moles on humans... I have one in my ear that's coming back after being removed a few years ago smhair
 
I was about nickel size before and now its up to about dime size and growing. The freezing part is OK.. It's the thawing that hurts like heck.

mole-mar-gaddafy
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   Posted 5/24/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings from mole-mar-gaddafy an elusive creature by day or night.

Been lurking and reading this thread, and thought why not have some input. I will post some definitions for fun on this thread:

"mole"- (mo-L): a hiding burrowing type of rodent whom blends into the environment....Phyleum: rodentia (aka- scankcious nibblebicus), species relatives: rats, mice, vole....low life....scavengers. Best if trapped, poisioned or fed to cats and higher life forms. Also, have been past carriers of bubonic plague and other scanky viriuses, at the afflication of homo-sapiens...aka....humanoid.

"plant"- (pl-a-ant): one with roots sucking nutrients from the earth or similar good soil sources, one whom may be placed strategically so as to absorb the sun, water and other resources...that are given freely. At H.Well could be an endorser, preveyor or unreliable source of specialized information.

"drive-by": similar to this replied thread, could have over tones of mole and plant like characteristics...

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