I have been reading lots of back posts trying to learn as much as possible (as quickly as possible). You get to "know" people who post, and it's easy to become involved with their day to day anxieties and issues.
One of these was a member called "bobbaily", who initiated a post on 2/3/2007 which had 79 replies before it was locked. (First post was on page 529 I think).
Bobbaily had raised PSA, and some symptoms and was brushed off by first urologist. He went to 2nd urologist who was slightly better, and then was scheduled for a proper biopsy. I read all 79 posts, and finally came to the last post where he was due to go for the biopsy the next day which was going to determine the likelihood of P.Cancer. This was in his post of 16/04/2007.
And that's where it ends. No more after that. What happened to him? What did the third biopsy the next day reveal? His wife was so very, very worried and had become clinically depressed and quite ill over the situation. Did everything end well? I have tried searching his name, but nothing more comes up.
I feel like I have read to the last chapter of a book but someone has ripped out the last few pages or have watched a movie and missed the last few minutes.
I know this only sounds like morbid curiosity, but in reading all these back posts I feel I know many of you quite well, like friends. I feel concerned about all of you.
October 2011: 12 core biopsy, 11 out of 12 cores between 80-95% positive
Gleason score of 9 (4+5)
Melanoma Clark Level IV excised September 2011
Heart valve repair 2009