A happy (late) birthday wish for you, and many happy returns of the day, sir.
I couldn't agree more with what's being said here. And if I have been serving as an uplifter, it is only because I myself feel so uplifted by seeing such courage, determination, and hope in the posts I see from so many of you on here every day.
While on active duty in the army, I was once commended by my company CO (Commanding Officer) for giving good "pep-talks" to the men, so I guess it comes naturally. But if in doing so I can succeed in offering even just a little encouragement to just one or a few of you, then my presence here on the list has been time well spent.
I especially agree with the Captain that our sisters here on the list are always "outstanding" (the highest word of praise that the military has to offer). A special salute to them. Heaven knows they have their hands full taking care of their own men, getting them to appointments, gathering information for them (as here), tending to their care, and yet, they always find the time to offer a kind and encouraging word to the rest of us, share our gladness when we get a good test result, frequently post valuable links to useful information for us, and the list goes on. As someone said on another thread once, sisters, you really DO rock!
Celebrating a birthday really is a good symbolic action. It means that we have lived another year, the beast has been beaten back for another year, and the hope that a new year always brings is there.
It's an absolute pleasure to associate with all of you!
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6, T1c
No mets, PCa likely still contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSA (8/3/2012): 0.1
PSA (12/7/2012): 0.1
Post Edited (81GyGuy) : 1/13/2013 4:34:31 PM (GMT-7)