Dear, dear Sephie,
I've been here near three years and you were one of the "old guard" when I arrived and blessed me, along with countless others, with your care, concern, and guidance. I thank you for that and wish you and John well as your journey continues.
I thank you for writing, and for expressing your feelings about
what's happened to this web group over time. If there is a chance for this forum to be better it will only be if members, coming, going, or sitting here, speak to the issue. I, for one, doubt very much that what some old timers might see as fundamental problems will be solved. The business model being pursued here doesn't lend itself to that. (Note: Not intended as a criticism, just a reality --- if I were the owner it might well be the business model I'd follow too.)
I do hope you'll click on HW from time to time, say hello and let us know how you two are doing. Mizpah (as we use it today, not in the Genesis use)
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