Amen to everything said so far.
At our first GFMPH in Rochester you get to know people, they are all so nice and welcoming but at the second here in Florida, you get to know them even better.
When I called Sonny at noon yesterday to let him know we had made it home safely, albeit only a 2 hour drive, he siad he had just talked to Cajun Jeff who commented on how quiet his home was after such a boisterous time at GFMPH. My sentiments exactly even with 2 yapping dogs to welcome us home.
So we dispatched 142 to stop by at Jeff's tonight to continue his instruction on the finer points of drinking scotch and smoking cigars.
Each business meeting you get to hear compelling stories from each guy, the ones you heard last time sink in more and I heard new ones from Tony Cristino, Ray the Steel Guy, barfinkl1, BigMac, JNF, Rob2, Southern Comfort and even Terry the WaterGuy who has been to many but could not make it to Rochester last time.
A word of warning though. Don't expect to maintain your fighting weight the week of GFMPH - Sherry's son is a gourmet chef who kept feeding us great meals even at lunch for several days straight, just like Worried Guy's buddy did in Rochester
Hoping to see all these guys and their partners again and more of you who can reserve the last week of September in Rochester. You not only won't regret it, you'll strive to make every one going forward.
Ditto for your partner.
65 - DX 64 2/13 PSA 3.68 (6 mo doubling) Gleason 9 (4+5)
T1CN0M1B stage IV w. 7 of 12 cores worst ones 70% right PNI
oligometastatic 5 tumors 1 right sacroiliac, 2 on
T4 & T9.
1st Lupron 4 month 3-28-13, 2nd Aug 1
PSA down was 3.68, 0.68 on 08-08-13
PSA 0.12 02-11-14, T<3,freeT<0.048
Prostate shrunk from 50.4 to 31.6
UF & Shands treating w curative intent, not just palliative.
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